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Deb Caletti

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Deb Caletti is an American writer born in San Rafael, California. She was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the recipient of other numerous awards including PEN USA finalist award, the Washington State Book Award, and SLJ Best Book award.
Deb went to Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A., and graduated in 1981. She earned a BA in Journalism/Communications from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1985. She currently resides in Issaquah, Washington.
A series of television films based on Caletti's novels is currently in production.


THE LAST FOREVER just received it's FOURTH starred review! The Hornbook review joins the ones for Kirkus, PW and Booklist. Yippee!! The Last Forever
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Average rating: 3.69 · 39,484 ratings · 3,697 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
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Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
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The Six Rules of Maybe
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Wild Roses
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The Fortunes of Indigo Skye
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He's Gone
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The Queen of Everything
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 1,766 ratings — published 2002 — 14 editions
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February 2010, Deb Caletti
" General Questions SS: What were your previous occupations? DC: I've pretty much always been a writer, in one form or another. SS: What was/is your favorite job? DC: The one I have. SS: Where did you go to high school and/or college? DC: I went to Lak..." ...More

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“That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable.”
Deb Caletti

“It was one of those times you feel a sense of loss, even though you didn't have something in the first place. I guess that's what disappointment is- a sense of loss for something you never had.”
Deb Caletti, The Nature of Jade

“It starts so young, and I'm angry about that. The garbage we're taught. About love, about what's "romantic." Look at so many of the so-called romantic figures in books and movies. Do we ever stop and think how many of them would cause serious and drastic unhappiness after The End? Why are sick and dangerous personality types so often shown a passionate and tragic and something to be longed for when those are the very ones you should run for your life from? Think about it. Heathcliff. Romeo. Don Juan. Jay Gatsby. Rochester. Mr. Darcy. From the rigid control freak in The Sound of Music to all the bad boys some woman goes running to the airport to catch in the last minute of every romantic comedy. She should let him leave. Your time is so valuable, and look at these guys--depressive and moody and violent and immature and self-centered. And what about the big daddy of them all, Prince Charming? What was his secret life? We dont know anything about him, other then he looks good and comes to the rescue.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

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Deb Caletti Carrie wrote: "Hey Deb, I know that you accepted my friend request quite a while ago, but I haven't gotten around to thanking you for it yet. I am in love with your writing, my favorite probably having to be "The..."

Carrie - Thank YOU for your sweet note and kind words. I am so glad we made a longtime reader-writer connection. I am one lucky writer to have readers like you. Thanks for following along with my books all this time, and for holding on to that email. You know what? It means a lot to ME that it meant a lot to YOU. :)

Happy 2014, Carrie, and thanks again for your message.


Carrie {ᗪᖇᗢᕈ ᓰﬡ ☂ᖺᙓ ᗝᙅᗴᗩﬡ} Hey Deb, I know that you accepted my friend request quite a while ago, but I haven't gotten around to thanking you for it yet. I am in love with your writing, my favorite probably having to be "The Nature of Jade". I haven't had a chance to read "He's Gone" yet, but I'm sure it will be just as good as your others, if not better. I also want to thank you for being such an inspiration to myself and others. About four years ago I think, I found you on Facebook and messaged you asking if I could interview you for a school project. I wasn't really expecting a reply, you must have had more important things to do than answer some random students questions, but to my surprise you not only responded but also gave me an email where I could ask you the questions. I can't tell you the effect that had on me. In fact, I still have the email you sent in response to my questions saved on my computer. To know that there is a wonderful author out there that will spend her hard earned time answering silly questions for a young girls project (which I got an A on, by the way) is amazing. I didn't really expect this message to be this long, but I felt that I had to thank you for writing such great literature and being such a wonderful lady. So, thank you!


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Deb Caletti Aww!! Thank you! I'm glad we're friends here! :)


Shelley wrote: "Hi Deb! Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! My favorite book you wrote is "The Six Rules Of Maybe," and I'm soo happy that you accepted my request! Ahh! You're such a talented writer..."


Shelley Hi Deb! Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! My favorite book you wrote is "The Six Rules Of Maybe," and I'm soo happy that you accepted my request! Ahh! You're such a talented writer! :)


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Deb Caletti hi...im awkward wrote: "I can't believe you accepted my friend request! :O Thank you so much!! <3 I love your books and you're an amazing author :D"

hi...im awkward wrote: "I can't believe you accepted my friend request! :O Thank you so much!! <3 I love your books and you're an amazing author :D"

Aww! I'm glad we're Goodreads friends! Thanks so much for reading!


Ninglu I can't believe you accepted my friend request! :O Thank you so much!! <3 I love your books and you're an amazing author :D


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Deb Caletti Aneesa wrote: "Thanks for accepting! I love all your books! I can't wait for "He's Gone" to get a glimpse at Sebastian's life when he was small! :)"
Anessa, wow - you HAVE been reading my site. Thank you! But, it's actually TRUE COLORS (an unpublished adult book of mine) that has Sebastian as a child in it. HE'S GONE is a brand-new adult novel that I did. I hope you like it, even without Sebastian. :) Thanks so much for your note. xxxooo!


Aneesa Thanks for accepting! I love all your books! I can't wait for "He's Gone" to get a glimpse at Sebastian's life when he was small! :)


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Deb Caletti Natalie wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request. I love your books!"

xxxooo! Thanks for the kind words!


Natalie Thanks for accepting my friend request. I love your books!


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