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REBECCA MOESTA

REBECCA MOESTA

Rebecca Moesta (pronounced MESS-tuh) wanted to be an author since her early teens, but it wasn't until 1991 that she began writing in earnest. Rebecca was born November 17, 1956, in Heidelberg, West Germany, to American parents. Just before Rebecca's sixth birthday the family moved back to the United States and settled in Pasadena, California. She lived in Pasadena for the next seventeen years while she attended grade school, junior high, high school, and college.

The fourth of five children Rebecca began reading fantasy from the moment she could read. As early as second grade she remembers being an avid reader -- even after bedtime, when she would often sneak a book under the covers and read it, one line at a time, by the dim light of her electric blanket controls. Starting in her early teens, Rebecca dreamed of writing her own books, plotted them in her head, and gave them titles. On Saturday mornings, Rebecca watched every sword, sandal, and sorcery movie ever made. And, whenever a new science fiction movie or television show debuted, Rebecca and her father were there to watch it. She was a Star Trek fan from day one.

In 1989 Rebecca took a position at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a proof reader and copy editor. There she formed a science fiction club. She met author Kevin J. Anderson when her club asked him to be a guest speaker at one of their weekly meetings. She later worked as his copy editor on several technical documents. Kevin and Rebecca began dating, and they married on September 14, 1991.

Moesta has written several science fiction stories, both on her own and with her husband, and co-written three science fiction and fantasy novels under a pseudonym. In addition to her many fiction credits, she has had photographs, computer art, and nonfiction articles published in numerous science fiction magazines. She has one son, who keeps her busy nearly every minute that she doesn't spend writing. She is also CEO of WordFire, Inc., the company that she and Anderson jointly own. Her remaining time is spent serving as final reader and copyeditor on her husband's manuscripts.

  • Little Things 2002

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