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Rebecca Petruck
This 2020, 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.

Other Published Works

Steering Toward Normal (Amulet, May 2014)

Favorite Books

Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Years Mentored
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
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