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I’m pleased — well, pretty ecstatic! — that my middle-grade novel, The Other Half of Happy, will be out from Chronicle Books on August 20, 2019!

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“I love these videos! Thank you so much for doing this. You have a conversational authenticity that keeps your videos casual and easily digestible!” — Hurtubise, a fan of Rebecca’s SixMinuteScholar. Come over and watch these talks on literature and writing!

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“Prof. Balcarcel is such a sweetheart! I am currently taking her class and it exceeded expectations. She manages to engage all students with very interesting lessons. Her grading is amazing; she gives good feedback. She really strives to improve your writing. Would take this again!” — Composition I student

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