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Rebecca Grabill

Rebecca Grabill is author of the picture books, Halloween Goodnight (Atheneum 2017), Violet and the Woof (Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins 2018), Mama Earth's New Year (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2019). Other publications include poetry and essays in a broad range of literary journals, as well as a play published in the UK. She has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. Rebecca also photographs professionally for Getty Images. Browse her online portfolio here

All of life inspires Rebecca’s art, from chicken-raising and rug hooking, to countless cross-country road trips with her husband and five children. She lives in Michigan with the aforementioned chickens and children, and two cats.

She is represented by Victoria Wells Arms of Wells Arms Literary.


About the Desk

In 2013 I lost my office. My fourth child needed a nursery and no other room would do. So I claimed an old worktable and a corner of the living room. In an attempt to make the space my own, I hunted down hundreds of literary images, disassembled countless old calendars, and picked up an industrial-sized bottle of Elmer’s glue. The ugly faux-wood laminate of my desk became a decoupaged hodgepodge collage of all that inspires me—from art to books to hidden representations of my then-four children. The desk says more about me, my loves, sense of humor and personality, than any number of words. I've chosen one final picture to represent my youngest child, to make the desk complete.