About Me

Rebecca Balcárcel’s debut middle grade novel, THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY, is due out from Chronicle Books in fall 2019. She is represented by Katie Grimm at Don Congdon Associates. Rebecca took her MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Bennington Writing Seminars and received their Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize. Her poems and essays have appeared in journals such as Third Coast and North American Review. Pecan Grove Press of St. Mary’s University published her book of poems, Palabras in Each Fist, in 2010. She serves the students of Tarrant County College as Associate Professor of English. Find her on YouTube as the Sixminutescholar.

Random fun stuff!

  • Rebecca biked 1300 miles in from Houston to Santa Fe one April back in her twenties — while pregnant! Oklahoma Review published her essay “Knots, Map, Water, Oranges.” Get your own copy by joining her email list: I want to keep up with Rebecca.
  • She is the mother of identical twins and their big brother.
  • She loves Anne of Green Gables and made a pilgrimage to Prince Edward Island to see the places that inspired the books. She also met the real Winnie the Pooh at NYC’s public library in 2017.
  • Rebecca went skydiving!

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