REBECCA J. ALLEN grew up with her nose stuck in magical stories like A Wrinkle in Time and The Hobbit, nervously turning pages to find out whether the characters would be tough, resourceful, and brave enough to save the day. She rediscovered her love of magical books while reading to her kids. Now, she writes middle-grade stories that blend mystery and adventure and young adult stories with heroines much braver than she is. Her work-for-hire mystery Math Test Mischief will be published by North Star Editions (Fall, 2019). She’s a judge for the CYBILS book awards and blogs about books and writing at TheWingedPen.com. She’s also on Twitter and Instagram as @RebeccaJ_Allen.