Debbie Zaken

I'm a Young Adult author. My debut novel, Colliding Skies, a YA Sci-fi series, was released in March 2018. It received 1st place in the SCBWI Florida Rising Kite Award in 2016.

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I'm a Young Adult author. My debut novel, Colliding Skies, a YA Sci-fi series, was released in March 2018. It received 1st place in the SCBWI Florida Rising Kite Award in 2016.

Debbie received her first library card at the tender age of six and still remembers walking out as if she’d just been handed one of Willy Wonka’s golden tickets. After that, it was rare not to find Debbie enwrapped in a book. It was only a matter of time before the stories that played in her head found their way to the page. Born in Miami, Debbie grew up in Guatemala and is fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew. She currently resides with her husband and her two fabulously trilingual and adorable girls in South Florida. Her debut novel, Colliding Skies, received 1st place in the Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Florida Rising Kite 2016 Award. When she is not writing, working, or performing some feat of mommy magic, Debbie can be found reading, binge watching Netflix, running, or fangirling Muse. 

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Summary

Skills
AuthorFreelance EditorTrilingual
Experience
  • My debut novel

  • Colliding Skies

  • received 1st place in the Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Florida Rising Kite 2016 Award. As a freelance editor

  • a freelance editor specializing in Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction. I love writing YA and helping other YA & MG writers hone their craft.

Education
  • Masters in Language Aquisition