About the Author

autograph-deemeandnanachurcherRebecca Laclair describes the way music speaks to us, changes us, and validates us in a way that any music junkie immediately recognizes.

Rebecca used to think writing was an impossible dream. A Liberal Arts major and graphic design grad, Rebecca rode a motorcycle from an engineering job to owning a wine label design company before discovering that drama is lot more interesting when it’s on the page. Rebecca has always been fascinated by the concept of turning life’s obstacles into gifts, finding ways to upgrade the mundane to the magical. A magazine editor, and Huffington Post contributor, Rebecca has short stories published in Gravel, Skyline, Wordhaus, All4Women, and Mixtape Methodology. Her short story was selected Best of Wordhaus for its category (2015.) She also blogs about writing. She also mentors teen and middle grade writers. Never further than a walk from the Pacific Ocean, Rebecca migrated the West Coast, living in Vancouver, Canada, then San Diego and Orange County, California, landing on a forested island in the Pacific Northwest where she is at work on her next novel, How I Learned to Play Guitar.

Chat with Rebecca on Twitter at @WriterRLaclair

Associations

Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network Writing Instructor and Volunteer
She Writes member
SCBWI member
Bainbridge Public Library Teen Writers Group, and Writing Camp Instructor/Mentor
NaNoWriMo Regional Write in Co-Host/Organizer

Interviews

Author Interview with Rebecca Laclair by WILDSound CEO Matthew Toffolo

Mini Interview with Rebecca Laclair and Top 10 RADIO HEAD Quotes

Rebecca’s Visit to Lisette Brodey’s Writers Chateau

Blog Talk Radio interview with author Robert Batista, host of The Funky Writer

Special Training

Author Accelerator Book Coach Program (2016)
Book Marketing for Authors (2016)
Generative Writing Workshop with Julianne Cohen (2016)
Seattle Writers Workshop (2015)
Writers Retreats: Prue’s House with author Margaret Nevinski (2014, 2016); Various California venues with author Lisa Manterfield (2013, 2014, 2016)
Revision workshop with author Ann Hood
First Pages workshop with Paula Munier, Talcott Notch Literary Services (2015)
Workshop with Victoria Marini, Gelfman Schneider (2014)
Writers Studio at UCLA (2011, 2013)

Writing Samples/Links

Article: Is the Sober Curious Movement the End of Teen Binge Drinking? Huffpost

Article: Worried About Your Teen Getting Into College? Try Music Lessons Huffpost

Article: Just One Week of Meditation Can Boost Creative Problem Solving, Huffpost

Article: Teens can Improve Creativity, Relieve Anxiety by Meditating, HuffPost

Interview: Victoria Theodore and the Musical LifeMixtape Methodology

Article: How Music Can Improve Your Teen’s Self-EsteemHuffPost Parents, All4Women

Article: How Alzheimer’s Caregivers Use Enhanced Music to Recover Lost Memories, HuffPost Science

Article: Why Teens Need Their Music: 4 Secrets for Parents, Backed by Research, Huffington Post

Book Excerpt: RADIO HEAD, a novel, Mixtape Methodology

Interview: A Brief Examination of High And Mighty Low’s “Blackbird”, Mixtape Methodology

Interview: alt rock band Minus The Bear on the art of song-writing collaboration, Mixtape Methodology

Interview: Rock musician Alex Rose on transmodal neuroplasticity and making music, Mixtape Methodology

Short Story: It Was Easier, Mixtape Methodology

Short Story: Like Father, Like Son, Wordhaus magazine – Voted BEST OF WORDHAUS for its category, Thriller/Horror (2015)

Short Story: Clothes The Door, Gravel magazine

Short Story: Letter to a Librettist, Skyline magazine

RADIO HEAD is available wherever you purchase books!
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