• WIN a small group set of The Storyspinner for your classroom or library

    Some of you may know that my parents are school teachers, and my mom has been a literacy coach forever. I’m aware that every classroom needs books to be used for small groups, RTI, independent reading, and in-class libraries.  I’d like to provide six copies of The Storyspinner to four teachers or librarians to have for their schools or classrooms. 

    Entering is simple:

    1. Email me a brief paragraph on how you would use The Storyspinner in your classroom or library before July 15, 2015.  I’ll post all of the entries on my blog on July 16.
    2. Encourage your friends and coworkers to vote for your entry in the blog post’s comments. Each entry will be tagged with your name/school.
    3. The winners will be announced on August 1, 2015, and your books will be sent out by the August 5.

    All entries should be sent to becky (at) beckwallacebooks (dot) com by midnight on July 15. This contest is open to US addresses only.

    In case you’re wondering why you might want The Storyspinner, here’s what some reputable folks have to say:

    “This first installment of The Keepers’ Chronicles is as engaging as fantasy gets, full of magic and romance, intrigue and espionage, epic battles and heartbreaking loss. The quicker the second book comes out, the better. This is definitely recommended for public and high school libraries.” – VOYA

    “In this beautifully constructed first installment of a new fantasy series, Wallace creates a lush environment, interweaving unique characters. Recommended for fans of classic fantasy (J.R.R. Tolkien) as well as more modern fantasy adventures by Melina Marchetta, Kristin Cashore, and Sarah J. Maas.” – School Library Journal

    Each book will be personalized and autographed, and I’ll also send bookmarks for your entire class.

    Thanks for entering!



  • Launch Party, giveaway winners, and one more teaser!

    It’s been a crazy awesome week!  I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness and praise for THE STORYSPINNER!!  Thank you!!

    If you’re in Houston, come help me celebrate! Blue Willow Bookshop is hosting my launch party tomorrow (Saturday, March 7th) at 2 p.m. I’d love to see you there. There will be treats!!

    I’m sure most of you are here for the GIVEWAY announcement.  The winners are listed below:

    Cassie B. won The Reader’s Package (A $50 gift card to a retailer of your choice, a personalized hard copy, a jade pendant and swag!)

    Melody G. won The Writer’s Package (A $50 gift card to a retailer of your choice, a personalized hard copy, a ten page critique, jade pendant and swag!)

    Andye R., Helen M., and Kayla each won personalized hard copies and swag!

    Please email me at to claim your prize before March 31, or it will be give to someone else.

    And, as promised, here’s one last teaser from the book:

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  • The Storyspinner will be out TOMORROW!!

    Four years ago…I finished my first book.

    Three and a half years ago…I signed with my agent.

    Two and half years ago…I wrote my fourth manuscript.

    Twenty-two months ago…Simon & Schuster bought it.

    Eighteen months ago...I revised the crap out of it. Three times.

    Twelve months ago…I saw the cover.

    Eight months ago...I held the first printed copy.

    Six months ago…It was read by my peers.

    Two weeks ago...I held the final finished copy.

    TOMORROW…I’ll finally be a published author.  

    It’s so very surreal to write that sentence. I feel excited, and panicky, and a little bit nauseous because this thing that’s been a huge part—no—that’s dominated my life for more than four years is going to happen tomorrow.

    It’s sort of amazing.

    I’m also proud. So very proud that I didn’t quit when things got hard, and I thought no one would buy my books. Ever.

    But more than all of those emotions combined, I’m grateful.

    I’m so very grateful that all the pieces fell into place. That my husband got transferred to Virginia and the first person I met was a published children’s book author. I’m grateful to my husband and children for eating so much macaroni and so many grilled cheese sandwiches so I could spend a few more minutes working.  I’m grateful to my friends who didn’t let me turn into a hermit and visited me in my writing cave. I’m grateful to my extended family who supports my crazy dreams even when they don’t understand them completely.  But most of all, I’m grateful for miracles and to a God who loves me enough to let them happen.

    I’m grateful for anyone who reads this and shares a dream of doing something that feels so incredibly impossible.

    Thanks to you all.


    P.S. Please don’t forget that this is the last day to pre-order and enter the GIVEAWAY and enter the Goodreads giveaway.