Rebeca Seitz was born to the son of a coal miner and the daughter of a farmer. She spent the first 8 years of her life on the farm in Tennessee, which her family had worked since the 1700s. Most days she could be found in the haylofts with a batch of kittens nearby, a Nancy Drew book in hand, and an RC cola and Debbie Cake waiting in the wings. She wrote her first story - about a magic cornstalk - just before her third grade year, when the family left the farm life for a more town-centric life alongside other branches of the family tree. Rebeca escaped the fear of transition by delving further into her storybook world, spending hours with the words of Madeleine L'Engle, Janette Oke, Davis Bunn, Grace Livingston Hill, Phyllis Whitney, and more. Nearly three years after moving, she'd landed her first job: shelving books at the local library.
After earning her B.A. in Communications and Political Science from the University of Tennessee at Martin, Rebeca embarked on a career in politics and promotion. Four years after graduation, she melded her love of story with her promotional skills to become the first dedicated fiction publicist for Thomas Nelson Publishers. One year later, having resigned from Nelson and opened Glass Road (glassroadmm.com), Rebeca signed the contract to publish her first novel, PRINTS CHARMING. Four additional novels were soon contracted by another publishing house and released. Meanwhile, Glass Road grew by leaps and bounds, serving authors all over the nation and working with numerous publishing houses to secure coverage in a wide variety of media outlets including USA Today, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, The Today Show, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and more.
Along the way, Rebeca earned her Master's in Mass Communication, presented her research findings while earning that degree at the International Christian Retail Show alongside Bowker, co-wrote three nonfiction memoirs, and expanded into film and TV. She has taught at numerous writers conferences on the topics of promotion and creating a multi-media approach to story exploitation.
Today, Rebeca serves as President and CEO of the non-profit SON: Spirit Of Naples, and SON Studios (www.SONStudios.org) which helps create mainstream films, TV shows, books, and other entertaining media embedded with culture-enriching values.
Rebeca makes her home in Naples, Florida with her husband, two children, a dog who is routinely mistaken for a footstool and a cat who routinely mistakes himself as Lord of the Manor.
Learn more at rebecaseitz.com.