This is one of the most incredibly down to earth, encouraging YA authors I've met. She taught a class at WIFYR 2010, after which I bought her books. You should know, I've been to several conferences like this and don't usually buy the books for one reason or another. I'm a little hard to convince, I guess. I wondered if I'd be disappointed in them, because if I ever saw her again, would she ask? What would I say?
But I had no reason for worry. I loved the script-like style, and she handled some sensitive subjects with great tact, even humor. Her two books are This is What I Did and Everything Is Fine. If you're in the mood to try something unique, or if you've never enjoyed YA previously, you might give Ann Dee a second look.