Friend of the Festival
Rebecca Hanover, The New York Times best-selling author of the young adult novels, "The Similars" and "The Pretenders," made her adult fiction debut with "The Last Applicant." After graduating from Stanford University with a bachelor's in English and drama, Rebecca joined the writing team of the CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light," where she earned an Emmy Award. She now writes novels full-time from her home in San Francisco, where she enjoys matcha lattes and a complete lack of seasons. When she isn’t writing, she can be found in a yoga class or reading anything Dav Pilkey with her husband and three children.
Awards: Daytime Emmy award, 2007, Guiding Light