D. Dina Friedman has published fiction and poetry in many literary journals and received two Pushcart Prize nominations for poetry and fiction. She is the author of two YA novels, Escaping Into the Night (Simon and Schuster) and Playing Dad’s Song (Farrar Straus Giroux) and one chapbook of poetry, Wolf in the Suitcase (Finishing Line Press). Her short story collection, Immigrants, is forthcoming from creators press in 2023. Originally from New York City, Dina now lives in western Massachusetts next door to a farm with 500 cows. Dina has an MFA from Lesley University and teaches at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. Visit her website at http://www.ddinafriedman.com.