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 was on the Louisiana and the Minnesota Readers Choice state awards lists. STEERING was an American Booksellers Association New Voices and Kids Indie Next selection. Rebecca has an MFA in Creative Writing, and has been a mentor for Pitch Wars, Writing in the Margins, and SCBWI Carolinas, seeing several of her mentees' books now in print and forthcoming!