Debbie Friedman is a Brown University graduate with a BA in English and Theater Arts. Her manuscript for a YA novel, currently titled Star Dust, won SCBWI LA's manuscript competition in the YA category at the 2018 Writers Day and was a runner up for SCBWI LA's top prize, the Sue Alexander Grant; it also placed in the top ten in the Launch Pad Manuscript Competition. She's an active member of SCBWI and works as a freelance proofreader and copyeditor for various publishers including Simon & Schuster, Hachette, and Macmillan. She lives in Los Angeles with the love of her life (her dog) and her husband.