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 is a mentor for Pitch Wars and SCBWI Carolinas.