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Beck McDowell

Beck McDowell is the author of the YA thriller This Is Not a Drill (Penguin, 2012) and the non-fiction Last Bus Out (2010). She is a former middle and high school teacher - most recently at Huntsville High where she and her students built a 14-foot round table and a book review website, She lives in Huntsville with her attorney husband, David, and travels across the Southeast, speaking to teacher and librarian groups about the importance of current MG and YA books in the classroom. Beck loves intelligent books with fast-paced plots and quirky characters. She is currently working on a new YA book called Bro