Ever since she can remember, Rebecca York (aka Ruth Glick) has loved making up stories full of adventure, romance and suspense. As a child she corralled her friends into adventure games or acted out romantic suspense stories with a cast of dolls. But she never assumed she could be an author, because she couldn't spell. Her life changed, however, with the invention of the word processor and spelling checker--and the help of her husband, Norman Glick, who spots spelling errors from fifty paces away.
A New York Times best-selling and award-winning author, Rebecca has written more than one hundred books. She is known for her paranormal romantic suspense for Berkley and the 43 Light Street series for Harlequin Intrigue. Crimson Moon, a Berkley Sensation and her hundredth book, was nominated for a 2005 Publishers Weekly Quill Award in the Romance category. Her Killing Moon was a launch title for Berkley’s Sensation imprint in June 2003. She has authored or co-authored over 50 romantic suspense novels. Her many awards include two RITA finalist books. She has two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times: for Series Romantic Suspense and Series Romantic Mystery. Nowhere Man was the Romantic Times Best Intrigue of 1998, and the book has been selected as one of their Reviewers' "all- time favorite 400 romances."
In addition, she received the 1998 Affaire de Coeur's Critic's Choice Award for Best Contemporary Novel, also for Nowhere Man. Rebecca has won four Golden Leaf Awards from New Jersey Romance Writers. In 2006, Crimson Moon and Beyond Control were Daphne du Maurier and Prism Award finalists, respectively. Beyond Control won the 4th place RIO award for Science Fiction/Futuristic Fantasy. Her latest cookbook, Fabulous Lo-Carb Cuisine, was a finalist for the MidAtlantic Publishers Association's Excellence in Independent Publishing Award.
Rebecca enjoys cooking, walking, reading, gardening, travel, and Mozart operas. She collects rocks and has been known to lug stones back from Hawaii, Ireland, and Alaska. Rebecca and her husband Norman travel frequently to research settings for novels and taste new dishes for cookbooks. Trips in recent years included Norway, London, New Orleans, New Zealand, Maui, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest. Her many unique experiences are apt to end up in her books--like the time she encountered a coral snake in the Guatemalan jungle or took a flight in a hot air balloon. She and her husband live in Columbia, Maryland. They have two grown children, Elissa (a librarian) and Ethan (a Foreign Service Officer), and two grandsons, Jesse and Leo.
Ruth holds a B. A. in American Thought and Civilization from The George Washington University and an M. A. in American Studies from The University of Maryland. She heads the Columbia Writers Workshop. She is profiled in Who's Who in America, Contemporary Authors, and Who's Who of American Women. Rebecca speaks frequently at various venues--including conferences, libraries, and writing groups.
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