About Rebecca

Rebecca blogs at www.chasinglight-ajourney.com, chronicling her cross-country trip in a small RV with two large dogs and not enough books. She is working on a memoir about the trip.

Rebecca has taught at Appalachian State University, worked for a domestic violence/rape crisis agency, and in another life served three Lutheran pastorates.

She holds a BA from Wittenberg University, an M.Div. from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte.

When not on the road, she lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.


Her Writing

Rebecca’s work has appeared in the Christian Science MonitorAlimentumCrack the SpineThe Gettysburg ReviewThe Rumpus, the New South Journal, and the Waccamaw Journal.


She is a two-time Pushcart nominee and has twice been awarded North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grants(2013 and 2015). She has also been the recipient of a Fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) and was selected to receive a 2017-2018 North Carolina Artist Fellowship for her memoir-in-progress about her recent eight month cross-country pilgrimage.

Her essay, “Cooper’s Heart,” was published in the April, 2017 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, 

Rebecca is accepting a small number of clients for editorial brainstorming, feedback, and writing support. For more information contact her at chasinglightjourney@gmail.com.

"The Transit of Venus"

"The Departure"


News & Updates

“Cooper’s Heart,” Rebecca's essay published in the April, 2017 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, will be included in the forthcoming anthology, O’s Little Guide to the Big Questions (Flatiron Books, January 2, 2018).

"Rebecca's essay, "The Departure," which appeared in the Summer, 2012 issue of The Gettysburg Review, has been reprinted by

 Redux Literary Journal."

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