Barbara Dee

Barbara Dee is the author of Trauma Queen, This Is Me From Now On, Solving Zoe (Bank Street Best Children’s Books), and Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life (Publishers Weekly, starred review). A former English teacher, she runs creative writing workshops for kids and frequently presents at schools and libraries. Barbara is one of the founders and directors of the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her family, two naughty cats, and a visiting hound dog named Dipper (who thinks all cats are squirrels). Read more about Barbara at

Books by this Author

Truth or Dare
The (Almost) Perfect Guide to Imperfect Boys
Trauma Queen
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Never learning to touch-type.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. A sense of humor.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising three terrific kids.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. It would be amazing to meet William Shakespeare. And I'd probably say something brilliant like, "Um, excuse me, um, uh, could I please (gasp) have your autograph?"