Deby Fredericks has been a writer all her life, but thought of it as just a fun hobby until the late 1990s. She made her first sale, a children's poem, in 2000.
Fredericks has published seven fantasy novels through two small presses, self-published a pair of novellas and two collections, blogs, and has also podcasted some of her work.
Her children's work, under the pen name Lucy D. Ford, has appeared in magazines such as Boys' Life, Babybug, and Ladybug. She is a past Regional Advisor for the Inland Northwest Region of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, International (SCBWI).