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Our Mentors

Rebecca Petruck
This 2019, Rebecca Petruck is mentoring Middle Grade
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Rebecca Petruck
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Rebecca Petruck is the author of the middle grade novels BOY BITES BUG and STEERING TOWARD NORMAL, both with Abrams. BUG received a starred review from Booklist, who said it’s “…funny, perceptive, and topical in more ways than one.” It is on the Louisiana Young Readers Choice awards list for 2020-2021. STEERING was an American Booksellers Association New Voices selection and Kids Indie Next List title. Petruck has an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC Wilmington, and she also is a mentor for SCBWI Carolinas.

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Recent Favorite Books

CUCKOO SONG by Frances Hardinge
MAGGOT MOON by Sally Gardner
NIMONA by Noelle Stevenson
WHITE CAT by Holly Black

Years Mentored
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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