Rebecca was born and reared in West Virginia and, though she has lived many other places, considers herself a Mountaineer in exile. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Duke University and taught college literature, composition, grammar, and journalism.
She wrote weekly newspaper columns (humor), some of which were syndicated, and has won awards for drama, short story, and a children’s story. (Sadly, there were no awards for raising the children, which was a much harder job.) Her work has appeared in Saturday Review, Explore!, High Point Enterprise, Savannah Literary Journal, and Novello.
Rebecca and her husband Julian love to travel and, determined that their children would, too, dragged them all over the United States and Canada. (Pets went, too, but that’s another story.) They have traveled extensively by tent and camper, visiting many of the National Parks. For a year, she and Julian lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, and traveled around Europe. They now live in North Carolina, where they travel to the western part of the state for hiking and mountain climbing in the summer months. In addition to reading, writing, and sewing (definitely not arithmetic), Rebecca enjoys all sorts of animals, including a wild bird (an Eastern Phoebe) that she has trained to eat from her hand. Most of all, though, she enjoys precious time spent with her family.
This is the first in a series of Flower Girls mysteries.