Rebecca Gummere

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Rebecca Gummere divides her time between New Mexico and North Carolina. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Tiny Love Stories, the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, Oprah Daily, The Gettysburg Review, the New South Journal, The Razor, and elsewhere. She recently completed a memoir about a solo cross-country journey in a small RV with two big dogs and not enough books. She is currently serializing her mystery novel, Dead Ringer, on Substack. She holds a BA from Wittenberg University, an MDiv from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. Rebecca also offers editorial services including developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading as well as beta reads. Rebecca has served as a pastor, worked at a domestic violence and rape crisis center, and taught first-year students in the Rhetoric and Composition program at Appalachian State University.

More from Rebecca

I’ve just begun serializing a mystery novel on Substack. Although I’ve mostly focused on creative nonfiction, essays, and a memoir I just completed, it’s fun to be back playing in the fields of fiction. I’ve always loved the mystery genre and had these characters knocking around in my head for quite a while. I wrote the first version in 2002. We’ll see how things have changed over the last 20 years!

Articles and Essays

“Cooper’s Heart” ♦ Oprah Daily / July 23, 2022
“I Found God, Became A Pastor And Then Lost My Faith. Here’s What I Believe In Now.” ♦ Huffington Post / May 4, 2021
“What My Year of Solo Travel at 64 Taught Me” ♦ The Daily Beast / October, 2020
“Rupture” ♦ The Razor / June 2022
“On a Windy Corner” ♦ NYT Tiny Love Stories / May 31, 2022
“Square Knot” ♦ Pithead Chapel
“The Departure” ♦ The Gettysburg Review / Summer 2012
“The Transit of Venus” ♦ New South Journal / Fall 2015
“Other Lives” ♦ Waccamaw Journal / Fall 2016
“Pilgrimage” ♦ The Masters Review Anthology, Vol. VII / Fall 2018

Short Stories

“Bug Brain” ♦ Flash Fiction ♦ Crack the Spine / Summer 2010
“Things You Can Do While Walking” ♦ Flash Fiction ♦ The Rumpus / April 2014

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