Rebecca is a lifelong book lover and artist. Growing up in a family of English professors, surrounded by mountains of books plus oodles of paper and pencils, it is inevitable that she would want to make her own books.
As a baby, Rebecca developed a taste for books by eating select pages of her family’s large collection of paperbacks. As a toddler, she began to write and draw in crayon on the pages of her own small collection of children’s books. In nursery school she was not satisfied with the plain line illustrations in the Winnie the Pooh series so she hand painted them with watercolors.
Rebecca has a BA in Art History and an MFA in Bookarts/Printmaking. After working in the commercial printing industry and museum publishing, she became an art teacher. She recently retired after over two decades as a Museum Educator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she had the opportunity to write many educational materials for children. She also illustrated a coloring book that has been reprinted several times and given to thousands of preschool students before their visit to the museum.
Rebecca joined SCBWI in 2016 on the recommendation of acclaimed author/illustrator Greg Pizzoli who was her teacher at a night class that she took at the University of the Arts.
After actively participating in Eastern PA SCBWI events, and working and reworking her portfolio and first manuscript, she is finally ready to take a leap of faith and begin looking for an agent who can help her realize her dreams.