Deb Caletti

Deb Caletti is an award-winning author and National Book Award finalist. Her many books for young adults include StayThe Nature of Jade; and Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, winner of the Washington State Book Award and the PNBA Best Book Award, and a finalist for the PEN USA Award. Her books for adults include He’s Gone and her latest release, The Secrets She Keeps. She lives with her family in Seattle.

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A Heart in a Body in the World
Essential Maps for the Lost
The Last Forever
The Story of Us
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Knowledge is power."

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Oh *&#!" and "Damn it, where is it?!!" and "Get out of there!" (That's to the dog). Also, "Love you," and "Hey sweetie" and "Give it a go, you never know" and "Drive carefully" (see question #5). "You won't believe what happened" is being used a lot lately. So is "Oh, I'm a lucky woman." If the backspace key were a word, that would be in there, too.

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

A. I'd like to meet Michelangelo, though conversation would be a problem unless he's been studying English in his spare time Up There. How about I just watch him work instead?

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Henry the VIII (kidding), More like a twisted combination of Casper the Friendly Ghost, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Virginia Woolf, minus the mental illness.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Letting bad people into my life, and letting them stay there much too long.

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