Rebecca Ryals Russell

Purple HatTea in the GardenRebecca Ryals Russell An avid reader of anything Fantasy from the time she could read, Rebecca Ryals Russell now writes MG and YA Dark Fantasy and Horror plus some Picture Books, while living with her family in a Victorian house on five acres of North Florida countryside. Her favorite series being Lord of the Rings, she kept Tolkien’s writing in mind while writing her series The Seraphym Wars. She also kept Rawling’s series, Harry Potter, in mind as far as character development and use of evil elements. But her all-time favorite writer is Ray Bradbury because of his twist-endings and multiple plot points you don’t see coming. Her second favorite writer is Stephen King because of his prolific writing and varied style. When not writing, and sometimes while she is, she also runs a Vacation Rental Log House on her property: Florida Black Bear Cabin from which she wrote the first two books in the Seraphym Wars Series before it took off as a weekend rental business. The warmly decorated log house proved a perfect setting for designing the monster and dragon-filled world of Dracwald. She is a fourth generation Floridian, born in Gainesville while her father attended U of F, where her second daughter is now studying Psychology. She grew up in Sunrise, just a few miles from where Johnny Depp lived at the same time. She next lived in Orlando for a few years before moving to Jacksonville where she and her husband raised their family. When her mother died suddenly of a brain aneurism, the family moved to Wellborn, outside Lake City to care for her dad, who then died three and half years later. The family now wishes to return to Jacksonville, which is why the house is for sale. It can be seen at The daughter of an Elementary-school principal and secretary, for fourteen years she taught Middle Grades fifth through seventh all subjects, preferring English and Creative Writing. She had several students’ works published in anthologies as well as her own poetry, photography and stories. Her main interests are her four children ages 22, 19, 16, 11 and Irish hubby of 35 years. She enjoys spending her time writing (and lately doing a lot of promo and marketing), drawing, going to movies with her oldest daughter every Tuesday night and sharing a popcorn, reading YA Fantasy and getting jealous of all the excellent new authors on the bookshelves, discussing philosophy, world culture, religion and Classic Literature with her 16-year-old son over Pizza, or sitting on the porch wicker swings while eating peanuts and drinking a beer with her husband and whichever kid is around. Over the course of the next few years she has several books being published.
Author Website: YA & MG Fantasy Author, Rebecca Ryals Russell

Author Address: Wellborn, Fl (North Central Florida); United States

Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror, Realistic, Mythology

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Audiences: Grades 4-12 classroom visits; All Grades Assembly; Adults; Christian Groups

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No Cost Meet the Author Visit: 10 minutes
In-Depth Visit Length: 60 minutes

In-Depth Visit Cost: $150/60 minutes
Prerequisites: Audience should be familiar with my work.

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Affiliations: SCBWI (Children's Writers), FWA (Florida Writers), RWA (Romance Writers), FFnP (Fantasy Writers), ACFW (Chritian Writers)

Stardust Warriors MG SeriesSeraphym Wars Series

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