Barbara Dee

Barbara Dee is the author of the tween novels Just Another Day in my Insanely Real Life, Solving Zoe (2010 Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year), This Is Me From Now On, and Trauma Queen. She lives with her family in Westchester County, New York. You can visit her on the web at BarbaraDeeBooks.com.

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Barbara Dee focuses on the Mother-Daughter Relationship

Trauma Queen, a new M!X title from S&S author Barbara Dee, touches on the ultimate tween girl story of mother/daughter relationship.

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Author Appearances

SEP 21
10:00 AM
in person appearance
HUDSON CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL
215 Harry Howard Avenue
Hudson, NY
SEP 27
10:00 AM
in person appearance
PRINCETON CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL
Chappaqua, NY
NOV 1
10:00 AM
in person appearance
ALBANY CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL
Albany Academies
135 Academy Road
Albany, NY

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. You don't have to figure it all out at once.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. There’s a huge, noisy diner near my house that my whole family loves. Every time we go there I order the same meal: a big green salad and a thick, spicy seafood soup full of mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops and other chewy creatures I don’t want to think too hard about. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s my favorite meal—especially when I’m also able to sneak a few sips of my kids’ vanilla milkshakes.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Never learning to touch-type.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair. She's a sympathetic villain, kind of how Elizabeth Bennet is an imperfect heroine. I like characters who are somewhere in the middle.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Dara Torres. She's an Olympic champion, a great sport, and an inspiring mom.

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