Rebecca considers herself a Texan even though she was born in Omaha, Nebraska. She lived in El Paso when her father retired from the Army. Then her family moved to her father’s hometown, Fort Worth when she was nine. When she was barely 18, Rebecca left Texas for college.
At age of 12, her mother handed Rebecca a Reader’s Digest condensed book, Octavia’s Hill. She was hooked on mysteries. Mary Higgins Clark became one of her favorite authors. Once hooked on a story, she has been known to stay up all night to finish it!
Eventually, writing intrigued her. She still has the 1992 response letter (no internet then) she received from a local publishing group after inquiring how to submit a book. With no time to write between studying and working, her writing collected dust.
Rebecca joined SMU Writers’ Path in 2016, which provided the structure she needed for her mystery/romance stories. Granbury Writers’ Bloc has been the experience she needed to learn and grow in the writing world. Her goal is to find an agent and to be traditionally published.
Rebecca has a BS degree in Finance and a minor in Sociology, along with an MBA. She loves math and tutored it for 20 years. After over 10 years in the finance world, she became a teacher and taught 3rd-grade math in Arlington ISD for a few years and will return to teaching this fall. She also has an acting resume.
Rebecca is married to Scott. They have 2 children who keep asking Mom who the killer is and she won’t tell them until they’re old enough to read her book.
Rebecca’s pen name is: R.L. Sykes
Web Site: https://rlsykesauthor.com/
Writers’ workshop and writing group