About Rebecca

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REBECCA J. ALLEN writes young adult science fiction with heroines braver than she is and middle grade stories that blend mystery and adventure. She reviews books and is a judge for the CYBILS Book Awards – Young Adult Speculative Fiction category. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram or at The Winged Pen talking about books, writing craft, or the writing life.

Recent reads Rebecca loved:

Young Adult

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meghan Spooner

The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Middle Grade

Lockwood & Co. by Jonathan Stroud

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Adult Sci Fi

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Sevenseves by Neil Stephenson

Lock-In by John Scalzi

Writing Craft

Story Engineering by Larry Brooks

Story Genius by Lisa Cron

The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass

Deep Work by Cal Newport

…So many great books, so little time!




You can reach me at smithrebeccaj2 (at) gmail (dot) com. I’m also on Twitter at @RebeccaJ_Allen.