About Rebecca

This is the blog of Rebecca Brothers, a professional Reader in Nashville, Tennessee. She reads manuscripts of every genre but specializes in Southern Literature. Rebecca is a native of Lexington, Kentucky and her Kentucky roots have made her the Reader she is today. She has learned to love horse people, mountain people, coal mining people, farmers, and Louisvillians, a breed of people all their own. She has lived in Durham, North Carolina, London, England and Montpellier, France.

Rebecca has been a Reader for Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen and the up-coming novel The Improper Life of Bezillia Grove (release date August 17, 2010). Both novels are Shaye Areheart books. Visit Susan’s website, www.susangregggilmore.com to learn more about her. Look at her February 16, 2010 blog posting for her comments on what a Reader does and on Rebecca specifically. Rebecca holds a B.A. in English from Centre College and an M.A.T. in English Education from Duke University. Rebecca has been teaching writing for 10 years and currently works at Nashville State Community College as an adjunct instructor in English. Before the community college, Rebecca taught English in inner-city Louisville and worked in the Education Department at Vanderbilt University.

She reads more than 20,000 pages a year, just for fun, even though she spends most of her time running around after her darling 3 year old son. Rebecca attributes a lot of her success as a Reader to her family, saying that having a Master Volvo mechanic for a father, a savvy Court Clerk and comedian for a mother, grandparents who told stories about life during World War II, great-uncles and aunts who told all the family lore from the mountains, and a pediatrician and PhD candidate in Medical Ethics for a husband have made her smarter; she has stolen all she knows about the world from them.

5 Responses to "About Rebecca"

  • You have fine taste and lots of great skills! I’ve heard about you from Susan and came her bc of her tweet this morning. Best wishes!

    1 Leisa Hammett said this (April 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm)

  • Hi Rebecca,
    So nice meeting you at BEA and trying to find a little Southern heat outside the Javitz. Thanks for reminding us all about the needs of Nashville.

    2 Helen Ellis said this (May 29, 2010 at 8:47 am)

  • Helen–It was great meeting you, too! Thanks so much for taking the time to send me a note. It was an incredible experience and I’m so excited about starting this Nashville Book project. More details to come very soon!

    3 Rebecca Brothers said this (May 29, 2010 at 8:45 pm)

  • Rebecca: Great meeting you last week in Booktopia: BEA & BBC! Be sure to give me an update on your Nashville project!


    4 Marsha Toy Engstrom said this (May 31, 2010 at 11:47 am)

  • Proud of you!

    5 Craig Cornish said this (June 11, 2011 at 8:26 am)

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