Thursday, February 14, 2013

Vlog Post with Deb Caletti

Photo Content from Deb Caletti

Deb Caletti is an award-winning author and National Book Award finalist. Her many books for young adults include The Nature of Jade, Stay, The Last Forever, Essential Maps for the Lost, and Honey, Baby Sweetheart, winner of the Washington State Book award, the PNBA Best Book Award, and a finalist for the California Young Reader Medal and the PEN USA Award. Her books for adults include He’s Gone, The Secrets She Keeps, and her most recent release, What’s Become of Her.

Deb grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, and now lives with her family in Seattle.


  • *Day or Night: Day, especially morning. But, PLEASE – not too early. 
  • *Coffee or Tea: Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon. 
  • *Pen or Pencil: Pen. Black or blue fine point Sharpie. 
  • *Hotdogs or Hamburgers: Hot dogs. Just off the barbeque, and with sauerkraut, thank you. A handful of Frito’s would go lovely with that. 
  • *Ereader or Hardback: Hardback. I’m a romantic when it comes to books. 
  • *Vampires or Werewolves: Werewolves. I’ll take warm and furry over icy cold any day. 
  • *Cinema or DVD: DVD. Although movie theater popcorn is a reason to go, right there. 
  • *Curled up with a good book OR A Night on the Town: Curled up with a book. 
  • *Country or Top 40: Alternative. Something new and interesting. 
  • *Dragonball Z OR The Last Airbender: Batman.

Favorite author (dead or alive): Refuse to answer on the grounds that I just plain love too many.
Favorite Chocolates: Ooh. A two-pound box of See’s Milk Chocolate Assorted. OR, my new favorite, thanks to my son, a dark chocolate Theo (made in Seattle), coffee or chili flavored.
Favorite books that inspired you to write: Everything from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to The Collected Stories of Flannery O’Connor.
Favorite songs to listen to while writing: I don’t listen to music when writing.
Favorite destination to live?: Anywhere near the water.
Musicians/bands/groups: To many to mention. I have nearly as many CD’s as I have books. Nearly.
Favorite movies of all time: Amelie, Everything is Illuminated, Lost in Translation, Lars and the Real Girl, Love Actually, Gran Torino. That Christmas movie with the failed elf and the big snow monster. 
Favorite TV program/series?: The old Gilmore Girls episodes, The old Soprano episodes, Mad Men, The Voice (we’re addicted), just about anything on Food Network.
Favorite movie moments: The scene in beauty and the Beast when Beast gives Belle the library.
Favorite Super Villain: Not favorite, but scariest - The Wicked Witch of the West, in the Wizard of Oz, tied with The White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia. Shiver.
Favorite gadgets: Well, I’m afraid that if it’s made by Apple, I want it. I also rather like that floppy round plastic thing that opens jars.
Favorite dream destinations: I’ve never been to Greece, and since I’ve got Greek blood, I’d like to go. Also, a trip back to Venice. Someday I’d like to go to Tahiti and stay in one of those cool hotel-huts that hang over the water

Get a double dose of realistic romance in this collection of two fan favorites from Deb Caletti.

Love may or may not be all you actually need, but it’s easy to feel that it is when you’re wrapped up in one of these two stories from Deb Caletti.

In Wild Roses, Cassie is in love, but she can’t let her stepfather know. Her mom’s husband is a beloved public figure, but a private nightmare whose manic phases and paranoia are getting worse. Cassie begins to fear for the safety of her boyfriend...and herself.

In The Nature of Jade, Jade struggles with Panic Disorder. Her boyfriend is a calming influence…until she learns that he’s hiding a terrible secret. A secret that will force Jade to decide between what is right—and what feels right.

Deb Caletti’s Love Is All You Need is a collection of two of her works: The Nature of Jade and Wild Roses. Both stories will deal and tackle with some serious and very real problems. As the title suggest, it deals with romance but it stretches beyond that. In Wild Roses, protagonist Cassie must deal with the relationships she has with her mother, father, and step-father, while keeping her boyfriend a secret from her public figure stepfather. In The Nature of Jade, it tells an intriguing story of Jade and her panic disorder. While her boyfriend is a comforting influence in her life, she soon discovers of a terrible secret that he has been hiding. She realizes that a choice will need be made and is torn between which to go forward with.

Both stories have strong themes about how one must deal with the relationships that are presented to them. One revelation can alter the present and a choice will be made. The way author Deb brings the stories of Cassie and Jade onto text is absolutely wonderful. She’s able to take readers into the minds of her characters and get a true feeling of what they are going through. It gives a meaningful understanding of the reasoning behind their choices and the explanations of the outcomes are fully detailed in beautiful words. Although the theme is romance/love, there are points in both stories that will dwell on other emotions. Love Is All You Need pulls together two delightful stories that fathom unique and imperative subject matter.

You can purchase Love is All You Need at the following Retailers:

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you DEB CALETTI for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a copy of Love is All You Need by Deb Caletti.


  1. Thank you for the giveaway! I really enjoy reading your books.

  2. thank you for the giveaway :)


  3. You are all so welcome! Good luck in the giveaway!

  4. Thank you so much for this giveaway Deb! I love your books so much and have been waiting to get my hands on this one since it came out!!!

  5. Thank you Ms. Caletti for this opportunity!:)