DEBBIE LEUNG YAMADA (author of Striking It Rich: Treasures From Gold Mountain) has been married to Tommy for 24 years and resides in Long Beach, California. They have two teenagers, Christie and Michael. Debbie graduated from the University of California, Irvine and received her B.A. in art history. She earned her M.A. in Asian art history from the University of Hawaii. In addition to maintaining a part-time craft business, Debbie works part-time with a company called “Meet the Masters.” This job entails going into the public schools and giving art history lectures to students ranging from kindergarten to 6th grade. Debbie enjoys playing volleyball and walking her dog, Snoopy.

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