Rebecca wrote her first novel, LUCY’S MONSTER, at the age of 17, which was released through Dog Horn Publishing in 2006. Following launch party coverage by OK! Magazine, her debut novel received nationwide critical acclaim within the media and by its readership alike, picking up a New York agent and a serialised fiction commission in Morley Knowledge Magazine.
One year later, Rebecca’s second published, ELEVEN TERRIBLE MONTHS, was released in hardback, again gaining critical acclaim and making Spirit & Destiny magazine’s Book of the Month. Rebecca read to audiences at several literary festivals around Yorkshire as well as discussing the book on a number of radio shows.
After spending 2008 backpacking Asia, Europe and North America – journaling the experience in a series of leather books – Rebecca returned to the UK to run independent creative writing courses at Huddersfield Town Hall for two years.
In 2013, Rebecca wrote her first non-fiction book, BEING ERNEST, the proceeds of which were donated to Overgate Hospice, Elland.
2014 saw corporate freelance writing coming to the fore, and in 2015, Rebecca’s first commissioned book, FROM A NEW ANGLE, was completed and released for the RAF community by the client.
In 2016, both BEING ERNEST and FROM A NEW ANGLE were permanently archived as official war documents in The Imperial War Museum.
It was also in 2016 that Rebecca began writing articles for several national magazines under her married name, Rebecca Kirk, including Take a Break’s Fate & Fortune, Chat it’s Fate and The Happy News, among others.
In 2017, Rebecca took on her first national feature series: ‘Dodds & Kirk’s Haunted Britain,’ which saw her travelling the UK to document paranormal activity with the comedian Barry Dodds for Chat it’s Fate magazine.
Rebecca still writes her column in The Happy News and enjoys a host of small passion projects while currently focussing on raising her two children.