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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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

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. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A cat. They have an unlimited capacity to entertain themselves, and they never have insomnia.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Never learning to touch-type.

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