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Hi, I'm Rebecca Besser, a wife, mother, editor, and full time writer. I write fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for various age groups and genres.
I'm a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature. My work has appeared in the Coshocton Tribune, Irish Story Playhouse, Spaceports & Spidersilk, joyful!, Soft Whispers, Illuminata, Common Threads, Golden Visions Magazine, Stories That Lift, Super Teacher Worksheets, Living Dead Presents Magazine, The Broke One, The Stray Branch, and The Undead That Save Christmas charity anthology. I have multiple stories in anthologies by Living Dead Press, Wicked East Press, and NorGus Press, and one in an anthology by Pill Hill Press; and a poem in an anthology by Naked Snake Press.
I'm a member of the Ohio Poetry Associtation (OPA), and Write-On Writers, a local writing group.
Parents' Little Black Book Reviews
on Jan. 27, 2012 :
What a different take on zombies, not to mention Christmas! The two short stories in Rebecca Besser’s book “The Magic of Christmas” cover the events of two Christmas holidays at the North Pole. First, in the story for which the book is named, Santa and the elves are exposed to something terrible but the magic of Christmas saves them, well some of them anyway. Then, the following year, in the story “The Power of a Gift”, a family visiting Santa experiences a terrible nightmare which again is solved through the magic of Christmas, but with a totally different twist. As the characters figure out how to save themselves, they also discover what makes Christmas really special which makes this a unique and fun take on the holiday without the typical mushy holiday glee.
I really enjoyed the stories and love the way the author takes a new look at Christmas, giving the reader a unique way to experience the mystery of Christmas and renew the spirit of the holiday. I think these stories are wonderfully gruesome for teens and adults. Another hit from Rebecca Besser, a Don’t Miss in my book.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)