Bio of Rebecca T. Dickinson

I grew up the daughter of a white-collar worker in a town of white-collar faces.

When I left, I sought to color my life.

I had learned not to say anything that would hurt others’ feelings, but when I grew up and became a journalist; I saw what the economy did to workers, families and corporations. Students could not find jobs. More mothers and fathers required help from the government. Bosses wanted to find a way to cover up the realities. Dislocated workers needed more training, but lacked funding for schools.

In 2011, I began writing stories about characters affected by the economy. Not only had I met laid off employees, I faced the same downfall. My family and I were evicted from our apartment in 2012 after my husband lost his job.

We were not the first in my family to face hard times.

Dad told the story about my grandfather during the Great Depression. His boss pulled him into his office. He let him go that day. A few hours later my grandfather saw the manager at the train station. He believed he had come to say goodbye, but the manager informed him that his boss let him go.

My paternal grandfather also inspired my novel of six-and-a-half years, Sons of the Edisto. Please visit the Sons of the Edisto page for more information and photos.

I write YA, contemporary and historical fiction. I have also written nonfiction memoir. I have been blessed to have creative stories published five times.

21 thoughts on “Bio of Rebecca T. Dickinson

  1. Kevin February 7, 2012 at 1:27 PM Reply

    First, I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog. It has given me the opportunity to visit your site and to explore — kind of like crossing that bridge.

    • rtd14 February 7, 2012 at 8:25 PM Reply

      Thank you for coming by my site. I appreciate it! I think it is important for support. I enjoyed your blog! Thanks again, and I hope you will come back.

  2. A Novel Place March 11, 2012 at 5:54 PM Reply

    I just want to say that you’ve got a wonderful blog =) You’re pretty much living the life I want to live someday — editing, writing, reading. I hope your book does incredibly well and I can’t wait to read it someday!

    • rtd14 March 11, 2012 at 6:04 PM Reply

      Thank you very much! I’m so happy you like it! It takes support, and it is not without challenges and constantly trying. There is so much great work out there that I’m always impressed by other work. Thank you for your kind words, and I hope you are also a great success! :)

  3. crubin March 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM Reply

    Always happy to stumble upon a new writing blog. Thanks for visiting mine. Apparently we both have good taste (same WordPress theme!) Good luck with your work-in-progress!

    • rtd14 March 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM Reply

      Thank you very much! I enjoy reading what other writers have to say. There are a lot of good ideas and pieces of advice out there. Good luck with your endeavors also!

  4. Craig Faris March 22, 2012 at 1:27 PM Reply

    Enjoy your blog so much it is now bookmarked at work and at home.

    Good luck with Mary Eaddy…

    • rtd14 March 22, 2012 at 1:37 PM Reply

      Thank you so much for all of your support, Craig! I have always enjoyed your stories whenever you send them, as well as when you tell what inspired you to write them.

  5. Warren White January 28, 2013 at 9:34 AM Reply

    Hi Rebecca…thanks for checking out my blog and linking back to my post on cover letters!

    • rtd14 February 3, 2013 at 2:02 PM Reply

      You are most welcome! Thank you for commenting!

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  7. T. W. Dittmer February 22, 2013 at 8:51 PM Reply

    We have to figure out some way to keep you and Rebecca T. Dickson on opposite sides of the world. The earth is sure to wobble on its axis if you two ever meet.

    • rtd14 February 23, 2013 at 4:40 PM Reply

      I appreciate you for coming to visit my page. In the history of literature, Dickinson, Dickens and Dickson weave a common literary line. When I was younger, I thought about dropping my last name completely so I wouldn’t be compared to Emily Dickinson, but an editor convinced to keep it and add my middle initial.

  8. Craig Faris February 23, 2013 at 6:37 PM Reply

    Hi Rebecca,
    May I send you a copy of my book for a possible book review? If so would you prefer the kindle edition, the nook or a paperback? You will be my first reviewer…. :-)
    Thanks, Craig

  9. Craig Faris February 24, 2013 at 9:54 AM Reply

    Wow, a direct descendant of Charles Dickens…. No wonder you write so well. :-)

    • rtd14 February 24, 2013 at 10:14 AM Reply

      I wish. Thank you for the compliment. No, I just mean there are so many of the similar surnames. :)

  10. cyril March 8, 2013 at 10:13 PM Reply

    Great blog Reebaca…all the best for the future writing.Enjoy

    • rtd14 March 9, 2013 at 10:46 AM Reply

      Hi cyril, thank you for the follow here and contact on google, also! I appreciate the support!

      • cyril March 9, 2013 at 11:30 PM

        Yes….great job keep going…

  11. Craig Faris March 9, 2013 at 2:16 PM Reply

    Hi Becca, did you get the file of the novel I sent?

    • rtd14 March 9, 2013 at 2:24 PM Reply

      Yes, Craig, I am sorry. Illness has kept me out of the loop. You’ll hear from me today or tomorrow. Thanks – Becca

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