Meet the Faculty: Kelly Light and Rebecca Petruck

kelly lightKelly Light grew up down the shore surrounded by giant roadside dinosaurs, cotton candy colors and skee ball sounds. Schooled on Saturday morning cartoons and Sunday Funny pages, she picked up a pencil and started drawing and never stopped. Now living in New York, She is the author and illustrator of the picture book Louise Loves Art coming out 9/9/14 as well as the illustrator of the two chapter books series, The Quirks and Elvis and the Underdogs, the upcoming Don’t Blink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Just Add Glitter by Angela DiTerlizzi. Find her on the web at


Petruck WabiSabi Color SmallRebecca Petruck’s debut Steering Toward Normal is an American Booksellers Association New Voice and a Kids Indie Next List title. Vanity Fair’s Hollywood, the L.A. Times, and Christian Science Monitor also have spotlighted the novel. Petruck was a member of 4-H, a Girl Scout, a cheerleader, and competed in MathCounts. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC Wilmington. Visit her website at


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2 comments on “Meet the Faculty: Kelly Light and Rebecca Petruck

  1. Fantastic faculty! I am feeling the excitement! ~Suzy Leopold


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