Barbara Dee

Barbara Dee is the author of The (Almost) Perfect Guide to Imperfect Boys, 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). Her next book, Star-Crossed, will be published by Aladdin/S&S Spring 2017. 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 rescue hound dog named Ripley. Barbara blogs at 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 is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Crumbs in the butter.

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

A. Reading.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A balmy, sunny afternoon in July. I plunge into a cool, empty, bug-free pool and swim uninterrupted for as long as I want.