As a middle school teacher, Rebecca Garner spent a lot of time with teenagers. Inspired by the reality of navigating puberty and feeling understood, she started writing a story about Emma Bishop—a normal teen with normal experiences. Years later, Garner took her passion for teaching Language Arts and Literature and put it on the page herself.
Garner is a self-proclaimed weirdo, perfectionist, and proud Hufflepuff. She currently lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, her fiery young daughter and sweet baby boy, and her cat, Albus, and dog, Nellie.