LONG BIOGRAPHY

Rebecca Heflin is a best-selling, award-winning author who has dreamed of writing romantic fiction since she was fifteen and her older sister sneaked a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss' Shanna to her and told her to read it. Rebecca writes women's fiction and contemporary romance.

 

Never quite sure what she wanted to be when she grew up, Rebecca didn’t attend college until age 30, and earned her bachelor’s in literature from the University of North Florida, before going on to complete her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

 

Ever the late bloomer, Rebecca finally turned her attention to fulfilling her dream of writing and published her first novel at age 48. When not passionately pursuing her dream, Rebecca is busy with her day-job at a large state university.

 

She and her husband are also co-founders of a non-profit organization, which raises money to help cancer patients and their families.

 

Rebecca's pen name is an abbreviated version of her great-great grandmother's name: Sarah Anne Rebecca Heflin Apple Smith. Whew! And you wonder why she shortened it.

 

She is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers, RWA Contemporary Romance, and Florida Writers Association. Rebecca and her mountain-climbing husband live at sea level in sunny Florida.