Back in the 90s, when I was in writing school, I wrote a short story called “Eighth Grade.” Being 14 in the late 70s was a strange thing. Being 14 is a strange thing. Middle schoolers live in school in a profound way. This story is about exploring that terrain and then starting to outgrow it. The story grew into a novel, which ended up being my MFA thesis, and was serialized in Sassy, in 1993-94. Over the years readers have contacted me or posted queries about the book on blogs and so I am publishing it myself.

You can buy it in Kindle format from Amazon or in a variety of e-book formats from Smashwords.

The picture is of me in 9th grade.
I am on my way out for the evening and being made to eat breakfast.


5 responses to “About”

  1. bridgealidget says :

    Hi Rebecca,
    I’m one of the legion fans who’ve been waiting 15 years to know what happens next in “Lunch in Brooklyn.” Seriously… I even tried to get your thesis through inter-library loan when I was working on my own MFA a couple of years ago. I’m going to be in NYC in two weeks and was even considering trying to visit the library at Columbia to see if I could read it (my boyfriend suggested a new Google search instead so here I am.)
    Please update here when you publish. I’m ready to buy copies for all my Sassy-loving friends!

  2. Rebecca says :

    Dear Bridget,

    Your note couldn’t have come at a better time. I was all set to e-publish “Lunch” in December, I designed a cool cover for it, set up this blog and stuff happened. I was just the other day gearing up to actually go through with it. Hopefully, this coming week. Watch this space…

    It really is so fabulous to get a note like yours. As a writer yourself I’m guessing you would know what I mean. It’s incredible.

    Thank you,

  3. bridgealidget says :

    Hi Rebecca,
    I’m officially convinced that the Internet is a miracle now. Not that twitter and Amazon and being able to buy Japanese snack food online isn’t all great but being able to find and contact someone who’s work was incredibly meaningful to your adolescence is pretty much the best thing ever.

    Thank you so much for writing me back. I’ll keep checking in.

  4. The Wertis says :

    Thanks, Bridget! I totally agree with you about the Internet. Thanks for subscribing. News to follow soon šŸ™‚

  5. INN says :

    Follow me in my new wordpress! thanks!


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