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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 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. 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. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Italy, probably Rome or Venice.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Impatience.

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