Rebecca is a visually impaired, Filipino-American writer from Pennsylvania. She is passionate about creating diverse books that include characters from underrpepresented groups in literature. In her writing, she does her best to combine skilled storytelling, diverse characters, and a deep underlying faith.
She is the author of two Channillo series, Cinnamon Rolls and Running Shoes and the poetry collection Songs for Warriors: Poetry and Prose.
Cinnamon Rolls & Running Shoes, is her first novel and an homage to the romances she devoured in her teenage years- only with a unique twist. This time, underrpresented groups, like curvy girls, people of color. Even if you're not a person of faith, you will find something to smile about in this humorous, tongue-in cheek, inspirational romantic comedy.
Rebecca experiences the world in a unique way with her low vision. Her call to serve God and to work alongside fellow underrpresented groups in society has led her to become a fulltime minister. She is learning that sometimes it takes low vision to help the church have new vision. Her personal mission is to work to make the church and the world more accessible for all people.
Songs for Warriors: Poetry and Prose is her first full length poetry collection. Her chapbook, Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse, was published in December of 2018 and is available on Amazon. In her poetry, she hopes to inspire others to continue fighting against ableism, sexism, ageism, and racism. We will not let the world erase us.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor in the Science of English Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Dvinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Her nonfiction writing related to inclusion and disability awareness has appeared in Hacking Christianity, United Methodist Insight, Bold Blind Beauty, and CAPTIVATING Magazine.
Her poetry and fiction have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Drabble, Bonnie's Crew, The Rest of Us Literary Magazine, 50 Word Stories, The Ametyhyst Review, and Keys for Kids Devotional.
Her writing has been published in several small literary jounrals, Bold Blind Beauty, UM Insight, and CAPTVATING! One of her devotionals for children is forthcoming from Keys for Kids.
Rebecca is honored to serve as an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church in the Susquehanna Conference. She is also the chair of Disability Ministries fo the Susquehanna Conference.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor in the Science of English Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary.
Rebecca blogs about faith, diverse books, and disability awarness at BeckieWrites.com .
Name: Rebecca Holland