EDNA IN THE DESERT is Maddy Lederman’s first novel. Her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times and The Sun Runner, a magazine about California deserts. She has her M.F.A. in Theater from Brooklyn College.
Maddy’s short films were on The Independent Film Channel and screened at festivals nation-wide. Her screenplay, The Little Fraulein, was an Award Finalist at the NY IFP Market. She was head writer/director of ABC Bakery, a TV show in Taiwan teaching English through sketch comedy and musical numbers, nominated for three Golden Bells (the Taiwanese Emmy). Her short doc about an installation at Burning Man, Randy Polumbo Creates The Grotto…, is about art…not porn. She was Assistant Editor on PBS Frontline: The Alternative Fix, Technical Director of Chowhound (KCET- LA), and Content Creator for Mogreet Video Messaging.
Maddy works in the art department for films and TV shows, recently on The Amazing Spiderman 2, Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, and The Leftovers. Her next project is Madam Secretary. She’s a native New Yorker who loves to travel, hike, drive, go out to eat and be in the desert.