She was one of those kids who wore thick glasses and read all the time, even walking down the halls. If you'd known her, you might have whispered "teacher's pet" behind her back. She was okay with that.
Her favorite book of all time is Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars. Or maybe The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary. Or was it Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl?
D.D. LOVES Roald Dahl and gets very excited when people notice that her characters are developed in Dahl's style. In fact, Jinnie Wishmaker was absolutely inspired by Matilda. You can read more about D.D.'s writing of Jinnie in this interview by LiveMom.com
|Sometimes D.D. Roy's daughters get in the pink too!|
You can email her if you want. Sometimes she doesn't answer super fast, on account of trying to finish up the next Troubled Tween book (she has three of them planned). But she will get back to you eventually.
In addition to the Troubled Tweens series, D.D. has written an iPad/iPhone storybook app for children, Dust Bunnies: Secret Agents, released by Polycot Labs in 2012 and was part of an anthology for 9-12 year olds called Enter: Ten Tales for Tweens.
She lives in Austin, Texas with a cat named Saki and two daughters who also read while walking down hallways.