Rebecca Caprara graduated from Cornell University and practiced architecture before shifting her focus from bricks to books.
Her debut middle grade novel, The Magic of Melwick Orchard (Lerner/Carolrhoda) was longlisted for a Massachusetts Book Award. Her recent novel-in-verse, Worst-Case Collin (Charlesbridge) received wide acclaim, including the prestigious International Youth Library White Ravens selection. It was also named a "Best Children's Book of the Year" by the Bank Street College of Education, a “Notable Verse Novel” by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children's Poetry Award Committee, and was a finalist for the Mark Twain Readers Award. She also writes the Mission Multiverse series published by Abrams/Amulet, hailed as a “fast-paced intergalactic romp” by Publishers Weekly.
Her forthcoming books include Spin, a feminist reimagining of Ovid's myth of Arachne for young adult readers coming March 2023 with Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, as well as Camilla's Concert, the newest installment in her picture book series with KiwiCo Press.
Rebecca is the recipient of the Marguerite W. Davol Picture Book Manuscript Scholarship, as well as the Jane Yolen Scholarship from the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. An artist and avid globetrotter, she has lived in Italy, Singapore, and Canada. She is now growing roots in Massachusetts with her family.