Megan Braden-Perry

Megan Braden-Perry

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Megan Braden-Perry is an author, award-winning freelance journalist, public speaker, photographer and multigenerational New Orleans native. Her books include Crescent City Snow: The Ultimate Guide to New Orleans Snowball Stands (UL Press, 2017) and Allen the Alligator Counts Through New Orleans: A New Orleans Kids’ Counting Book (2014). Previously she was a news reporter and feature writer for | The Times-Picayune and for Gambit Weekly. Her byline has appeared in Bon Appetit, Epicurious, Education Post, Romper, Parents Magazine, Today, ApartmentTherapy, Essence, NY Daily News, Thrillist, Jezebel, The New Orleans Advocate, Very Local New Orleans, OffBeat, and Where Traveler. She’s covered everything, including New Orleans culture, food, crime, education, parenting, religion, Black culture, Creole culture, travel, and politics. When she’s not writing, she’s hanging out with her son Franklin. Her best friend Jenny says she’ll “talk to the Devil for a sandwich,” and that is the most accurate biographical detail to date. Please visit for more.

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