Rebecca Deon Taylor was born in 1955 and grew up in rural Indiana, spending weekends and summers on her grandparents’ farm. She graduated from Taylor University at age 53 with an Associate of Arts degree. Living most of her life on the back forty acres, surrounded by woods, wildlife, and Flesher Pond, she says, “I need the solitude of nature.” The past 16 years her beneficent husband Sam has served his ubiquitous afternoon pot of tea on the front deck.
Even though she dislikes flying, the highlights of the year are ventures to New York and Seattle to visit her ten grandchildren.
“I was born in this state, have always lived here and hope to die here. It is my belief that, to do strong work, any writer must stick to the things he truly knows – the simple, common things of life as he has lived them. So I stick to Indiana.”
Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924)