Woman in a black dress standing by a creek

Rebecca Beardsall (MA, Lehigh University; MFA, Western Washington University) works at Western Washington University. Rebecca is the nonfiction editor at Minerva Rising Press.

Rebecca is the author My Place in the Spiral and a co-editor of three books, including Philadelphia Reflections: Stories from the Delaware to the Schuylkill. Her poetry and essays have appeared in ThimbleSWIMMWest Texas ReviewTwo Cities ReviewThe Schuylkill Valley JournalAmaranth, Common Ground Review, Poetry NZ, and Rag Queen Periodical.

Her focus is creative nonfiction and memoir. Her current nonfiction work explores her hybrid life as a transnational and explores settler colonialism.

She grew up in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and has lived in various places including Scotland, Canada, Montana, and Aotearoa/New Zealand. She currently resides in Bellingham, Washington, with her husband.

….and her cat, Myrtle. (Myrtle died in January 2020, but she is still an important part of Rebecca’s life). Rebecca welcomed a new cat and writing partner into her life, Myla.