Deborah Kerbel is the author of seven novels for middle grade and young adult readers. Born in London, England, she moved to Canada at the age of two and went on to attend the University of Western Ontario. Her novels have been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association YA Book of the Year, and the Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award. Sun Dog is her first picture book. Deborah lives in Thornhill, Ontario, with her husband, two book-loving teens, and a schnoodle named Alfredo.