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Rebecca Petruck
This 2018, Rebecca Petruck is mentoring Middle Grade
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Rebecca Petruck
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Rebecca Petruck is the author of BOY BITES BUG (May 2018) and STEERING TOWARD NORMAL (2014), both with Abrams. BUG received a starred review from Booklist, who said it’s “…funny, perceptive, and topical in more ways than one.” SLJ called it “a sure bet for reluctant readers.” STEERING was a BCCB Best Book of the Year, and an American Booksellers Association New Voices selection as well as a Kids Indie Next List title. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC Wilmington, and also mentors with Writing in the Margins and SCBWI Carolinas. She is represented by Kate Testerman of kt literary. Rebecca loves stickers, buttons, and never leaves an art or office supply store without bonus purchases. She has drawers of markers, notebooks, and more stickers to prove it. #MGForever!

Favorite Books

CUCKOO SONG by Frances Hardinge
SPOOKED! by Gail Jarrow
SPIRIT HUNTERS by Ellen Oh
ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS by Francesca Zappia
ALL SYSTEMS RED by Martha Wells

Years Mentored
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
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