Rebecca left Minnesota to attend Williams College in Massachusetts where she majored in English. She then attended Harvard Law School, where she was as an editor of the Harvard Law Review and graduated with honors. She clerked for the Hon. Judge Dorothy Nelson of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and then worked at law firms in Washington, D.C. and in New York. She left the law to work as a freelance writer. Held at a Distance is her first book.
lives in New York City with her husband Jean Manas and their two young
children. She is a member of Manhattan's Community Board 6 and active
in other community organizations.