Rebecca Fjelland Davis

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Rebecca Fjelland Davis
Rebecca Fjelland Davis in 2010 2.jpg
Born 1956
Huxley, Iowa
Occupation Novelist, children's book author, lecturer, college instructor
Genre Young adult, children's literature, nonfiction

Rebecca Fjelland Davis is an American novelist and children's book author who lives in Minnesota. She is currently an instructor at South Central College in Mankato, where she teaches Composition studies, Literature and Film, and Critical Thinking in Humanities.


Davis grew up on a farm outside Huxley, Iowa. She graduated with honors from Waldorf College, from St. Cloud State University (earning her Bachelor of Arts in English) and from Minnesota State University, Mankato (earning her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing). A former marathoner and two-time women's champion of the National 24-Hour Challenge cycling event, she has been known to work athletic themes into her young adult writing, similar to her former husband Terry Davis (author) as well as fellow author Chris Crutcher.



ISBN 978-1452102641.


  • 1990 Robert Wright Creative Writing Contest Winner. Minnesota State University, Mankato.
  • 2003 Blue Ribbon Award Winner (for Jake Riley: Irreparably Damaged), The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.
  • 2007 Honorable Mention Award (for Chasing AllieCat, a work-in-progress YA novel), Loft Awards for Children's Literature /Older Children.
  • 2008 Artist Initiative Grant (for Slider's Son, work-in-progress middle grade novel), Minnesota State Arts Board.
  • 2011 Junior Library Guild Selection -- Chasing AllieCat
  • 2017 Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Grant (for Slider's Son publication promotion)

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