Rebekah E. Reaves started her creative writing journey in first grade when her English teacher set up centers where the students were free to explore areas that appealed to their interests. Most ran to the art center to enjoy the pleasure of eating paste. Rebekah, however, attached herself to the writing center and was hooked.
Rebekah’s passion for writing continued throughout her secondary education and while pursuing an undergraduate degree in public relations at The University of Texas at Austin. Following a short-lived career as a technology PR nerd, Rebekah spent six years teaching high school communications and coaching cheerleading. She credits the crazy, gun-wielding Texas cheerleading moms (no, seriously, they’re really that hostile) for giving her thick skin and for motivating her to get the hell out of Dante’s Pom-Pom Inferno and pursue her writing career.
In 2012, Rebekah earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Spalding University with a focus in screenwriting and a minor in writing for children and young adults. Since graduating, her screenplays have garnered attention in notable competitions, including Page International, Final Draft Big Break, Scriptapalooza, the Austin Film Festival, and CineStory. Though her interests span all film varieties, Rebekah’s primary writing focus is on scripts that feature strong female protagonists who seek and embody the complex balance of power and femininity.
In addition to screenwriting, Rebekah also dabbles in other genres, including poetry and young adult fiction. Her work has been published in Writer’s Digest, The Louisville Review, and Laurels.
Rebekah currently resides in Houston, Texas with her husband and three sons.