DEBBIE YAMADA (author of Echoes From Gold Mountain) is a second generation Chinese American born and raised in Southern California. She is married to Tommy and her book is inspired by their two children, who are now adults. Ms. Yamada has a B.A. in art history from the University of California, Irvine and a M.A. in Asian Art history from the University of Hawaii. She is a retired art teacher for elementary students. Enjoying her retirement, she loves spending time with her grandchildren, walking her dog, reading, traveling and going to Disneyland. (updated 9/2015)
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