About

IMG_5196Rebecca Kuder grew up, frequently barefoot, in Yellow Springs, Ohio. At age five, she attended the first Rainbow Family Gathering in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She wrote her first book, The Hole in the Shirt, when she was seven. Her father mimeographed the book and they sold copies for thirty-five cents each at the local sidewalk sale. In high school, college, and afterwards, Rebecca worked as an actor, stage manager, director. Later she worked in community mental health.

Rebecca earned her BA in Theatre Arts from Earlham College and her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. While at Antioch LA, she worked with Jim Krusoe, Tara Ison , Leonard Chang, and Paul Lisicky.

Rebecca and her husband, the writer Robert Freeman Wexler, live in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with their daughter Merida.

Rebecca’s novel, The Watery Girl,  was a 2013 and 2014 finalist for the Many Voices Project at New Rivers Press.  She is seeking representation for her new novel,  The Eight Mile Suspended Carnival.

Rebecca redesigned the curriculum and for nearly seven years, served as the faculty chair in the Individualized Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Antioch University Midwest.  She served on the board of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop, and taught creative writing at Antioch College.

When she’s not writing, teaching, or reading, Rebecca makes one-of-a-kind, Sanity Creek Sock Monkeys. You can read more about the monkeys here: http://sanitycreek.wordpress.com/.

Contact Rebecca at rebecca.kuder(at)gmail.com

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8 responses to “About

  1. Hi Rebecca, I am the Director of the Emergency and Trauma Center at The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton. I have been involved with Jane in picking the wonderful artwork for our new department. I fell in love with the sock monkeys right away. I would love to purchase some sock monkeys for you. Specifically for my oldest daughter who is having her first baby in January. She also fell in love with the monkeys when she saw them at our opening. She is having a baby girl, Hadley. Do you take orders for the monkeys? Please email me when you can. I would love to have one by November 4, her baby shower. Thanks so much. (the children who come to the ER love the monkeys.)

  2. Thanks so much, Cindy! I’m glad that you and others like the monkeys. I’ll email you separately to answer your question. :)

  3. Pingback: 2010 in review | Being the Blog of Rebecca Kuder

  4. Hi Rebecca – So glad to have met you last night at Vanessa’s house – hope to see you again soon. I would LOVE to read your novel The Watery Girl! Let me know if you ever give a lecture or class outside of Antioch – I am very interested in your ideas on writing. Thanks again!
    Damara

  5. Brent Standiford

    I came back to read what I had entered about my cat aggie but can’t find it, can you help me out

  6. hi Rebecca, I have thought of you often since your MFA program. i’m glad to read that you are still writing and hope that you are well. Keith Rand

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