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Rebecca Petruck
Rebecca Petruck has mentored Middle Grade
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Rebecca Petruck
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Rebecca Petruck is the author of STEERING TOWARD NORMAL (2014) and BOY BITES BUG (May 2018), both with ABRAMS/Amulet. STEERING TOWARD NORMAL was an American Booksellers Association New Voices selection, as well as a Kids Indie Next List title. It also was a BCCB “Best Book of the Year,” and received attention from Vanity Fair’s Hollywood, the L.A. Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and the International Reading Association. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC Wilmington, and is a mentor for SCBWI Carolinas.

This will be her third year mentoring for Pitch Wars, but her FOURTH mentee. (Last year she got to mentor TWO mentees!)

Favorite Books
  • The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
  • Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
  • The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Years Mentored
2015, 2016, 2017
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