About Me

Welcome! My name is Rebecca Kelly and I’m a freelance writer and author. Some phrases that describe me: lover of fiction, random Googler, an advocate of quirky fashion for women of all sizes, sports fanatic, space nerd, book devourer, and camper extraordinaire.

My story begins in south Texas where I was born in the 1980s. I’m an only child (all the great ones are). I grew up in the swampy heat of Weslaco, TX, a mere, forty-minute drive from the beaches of South Padre Island. After graduating from Weslaco High School, I attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA).

While working on my MBA, I spent six weeks at a study abroad program in the heart of the Italian wine country. I lived and attended classes inside a centuries-old castle, overlooking the charming village of Asolo, north of Venice. During my stay in Europe, I dined on gazpacho in Budapest, sampled brews at the famed Hofbrauhaus of Munich, and stood in awe underneath Bernini’s Baldacchino at la Basilica di San Pietro in Rome.

A funny thing happened to me in Italy… I met my future husband! We were married in 2006 in Minnesota, where he’s from, and we now live in rural Minnesota with our two kids, two dogs, one rabbit, and fifteen chickens.

Contact me at rebeccajkellyauthor@gmail.com for questions, comments, concerns, or if you’d like to know more about “glamping” or day-to-day life in low-Earth orbit.

Thanks for stopping by!