Rebecca Burg


After working to pay her way through college (mechanical design, electronics & a BA in communication), Burg purchased an antique 31-foot cruising sailboat. She relied on her mechanical and engineering training to restore the vessel, and then moved aboard. Singlehanding in the company of others, she seasonally sailed to tropical ports.
Her philosophy includes working hard, yet not waiting for retirement to have fun in life. Finding a balance between employment and play, Rebecca worked seasonal retail jobs and, year-round, worked as a marine mechanic and marine electrical technician. She also enjoys a hobby in the visual arts, sometimes selling her realistic paintings on the side.
In her late 40s, she was diagnosed with an aggressive stage III breast cancer and has so far endured two and a half years of treatment. This did not stop her from enjoying life as much as she realistically could. Home port is a tiny marina surrounded by the Florida Everglades.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Science fiction, especially work that considers real science and plausible ideas. History and nature are also interesting.
Describe your desk
It's a navigation table onboard a sailing vessel. The laptop is powered by onboard batteries which are charged by solar panels. A nutty tiny parrot, Birdie, usually scampers about, running across the keyboard or attacking my notes.
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Where to find Rebecca Burg online

Where to buy in print


Book Trailer
Short trailer for the suspenseful sci-fi adventure, The Human and the Hunted. My amateur video productions are quaint, but they get the point across:-)


Adventures of the Terminally Ill
Price: Free! Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying, Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism
Many people wish to know what terminal patients close to death are thinking, yet they’re afraid to ask. The author shares the gritty realities of facing a limited lifespan while embarking on adventures that explore human spirituality and the nature of the soul. This little collection of stories and informative articles educates as well as entertains.
The Spiritual and Paranormal Realms
Price: Free! Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
This little book shares the author's native ancestral spiritual beliefs and paranormal experiences from a lifetime of exploration. Includes the important basics of after death communication, releasing fear, and spiritual protection. This is a helpful tool for anyone interested in learning more about our spiritual natures. Paranormal investigators will also benefit from these useful insights.
Wild Shores: My Dysfunctional Dad, Cancer, & the Adventures of Life
Price: Free! Words: 22,660. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This little book shares the trials of growing up with a physically abusive alcoholic parent, overcoming adversity, and learning how to take charge in life. It’s also about the importance of having fun and finding meaning no matter the circumstances. Each life episode, positive or negative, is a learning opportunity. A chance to discover who we really are.

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