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.

I've done readings, lectures, workshops and class visits. Some recent venues include: Calvin College, Hopscotch Children's Store, Schuler Books, Books & Mortar, Grand Rapids Children's Museum and more!

Schedule a Visit!

I'm available for select readings and basic (non-workshop) school/library/bookstore visits in the West Michigan area. What might a visit include?

  • Brief introduction.
  • Dramatic reading of Halloween Good Night.
  • Optional time for Q&A.
  • Optional craft/activity time (host provides supplies - many downloads are available on my website!).
  • Individualized book signings (books may be pre-ordered and signed at the event or sent to me with postage to mail back to the school/venue).

Contact me for more information about scheduling and honoraria.


Details coming soon!

Upcoming Events

Greetings, Earthling

Questions? Comments? Unsolvable riddles? Oral hygiene tips?

Rebecca would love to hear from you!


Please contact Rebecca's
not-so-secret agent:

Wells Arms Literary

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