Barbara Dee

Barbara Dee is the author of Everything I Know About YouHalfway NormalStar-CrossedTruth or DareThe (Almost) Perfect Guide to Imperfect BoysTrauma Queen, This Is Me From Now OnSolving Zoe (Bank Street Best Children’s Books), and Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life (Publishers Weekly, starred review). 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. Read more about Barbara at BarbaraDeeBooks.com.

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Truth or Dare
Halfway Normal
Star-Crossed
The (Almost) Perfect Guide to Imperfect Boys
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising three terrific kids.

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 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?"

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