About the author

Rebekah Anderson’s first novel, The Grand Promise, is a work of literary fiction loosely based on her family history, published by Empty Bowl Press in June 2022.

Anderson earned an Fiction MFA from New York University, where she worked on her thesis with advisor E.L. Doctorow. Anderson also studied with Jayne Anne Phillips and Irini Spanidou and taught courses on creative writing, humanities and composition.

Anderson attended Bread Loaf Writer’s ConferencePort Townsend Writer’s Conference and Hugo House’s novel workshop.

Anderson’s previous work has appeared in Fourteen Hills, publications by Sasquatch Books and Really Good Books, and numerous newspapers, magazines, websites and travel guides.

She has written for two original theater productions, including the collaborative play, “Four Echoes”, an adaptation of fiction for the stage, produced by Shotgun Theater Lab in Berkeley, California.

Her writing has received awards and fellowships, including the Summer Literary Seminar in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Anderson also founded the reading series Debut Lit and started Lit Crawl Seattle in 2012, serving on its planning committee for several years.

She lives in the Alki neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.