About Me

Bio in, ahem, third person:
Rebecca Balcárcel’s debut middle grade novel, THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY, is due out from Chronicle Books in August, 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.

Shorter bio:
Rebecca Balcárcel is the author of THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY (novel) and PALABRAS IN EACH FIST (poems). Her 17,000 YouTube subscribers know her as the SixMinuteScholar. She loves popcorn, her kitty, and teaching her students at Tarrant County College as Associate Professor of English.

Random fun stuff!

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

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