Deb Caletti¹s first novel for teens wasThe Queen of Everything,about whichKirkus Reviewsraved "Caletti expertly succeeds in capturing the way a smart teen can grasp and skewer her world" andPublishers Weeklyannounced "[This] marks Caletti as a writer to watch." In addition, it made the cover of the esteemed review journal theBulletin for the Center of Children's Books,was nominated for YALSA's Best Books for Young Adults, and was chosen for PSLA's Top Forty of 2003 and the International Reading Association's Young Adult Choices for 2004.Honey, Baby, Sweetheart,a National Book Award finalist, was Deb's second book for teens. It received a starred review inSchool Library Journal,which called it "A story full of heart, fun, and energy."Kirkus Reviewsdescribed the novel as "tender and poetic" and theBulletin of the Center for Children's Bookspronounced it "stylish and perceptive."Deb lives with her family part-time on acreage in Issaquah, a Seattle suburb, and part-time in the city on a houseboat. She steals her best lines from her mother, her kids, and the dog, who doesn't seem to mind. When she is not writing books or reading them, Deb is a painter, a lyricist, and a lecturer. She is currently at work on her next book for teens. You can visit her at www.debcaletti.com.Caletti, Deb is the author of 'Nature of Jade', published 2008 under ISBN 9781416910060 and ISBN 1416910069.