Rebecca Ansari lives in a very loud house in Minneapolis with her husband, their four boys, and a somewhat insane golden retriever. After twelve years as an ER doctor, she shelved her scrubs to write magical and mysterious worlds for middle grade readers. She is drawn to any story that evokes, “Please, mom! Just one more chapter!” and she strives to craft the same. She was the winner of the Minnesota SCBWI Mentorship for 2015.When she isn’t writing, you can find her joyously mountain biking, begrudgingly running, or escaping “up north” with family, friends and a stack of good books. Her novel, tentatively titled THE MISSING PIECE OF CHARLIE O'REILLY and a second untitled novel, is due out from Walden Pond Press/HarperCollins in 2019.