Deana Coddaire is judging the Page Turner Writing Award and Book Award in 2021.
Deana Coddaire is a freelance copyeditor residing in Southern Maine, U.S.A., along with her husband, gardens, and books (half of which are the full published works of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman). Her publishing credits include "Just Do It," a personal essay published in the Summer 2015 issue of the Avalon Literary Review, and "Coping Mechanism," a personal essay published in the July/August 2016 issue of Portland Monthly magazine.
While always on the lookout for grammatical and developmental improvements when reviewing manuscripts, Deana is first and foremost keeping a keen eye out for relatable, captivating characters and storytelling—prose that draws her in and carries her away, regardless of genre or style.
“I want a story that lingers at the edges of my mind while I’m going about my daily round,” she says. “A story that inserts its imagery and characters into my head, imprinting themselves into the realm of memory to last long after I’ve read the final page.”