A New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly best-selling and award-winning author, Rebecca has written over 115 books. Her Killing Moon was a launch title for Berkley's Sensation imprint in June 2003. Five more books in the series have followed, with a sixth, Ghost Moon, coming out in May 2008.
Rebecca has authored or co-authored over 65 romantic thrillers, many for Harlequin Intrigue's very popular 43 Light Street series, set in Baltimore, and many with paranormal elements. Her November 2007 release is a novella, Huntress Moon, in Elemental Magic. Beyond Fearless continued her series on sexually-linked telepaths in December 2007. Future Intrigues include Soldier Caged, a 43 Light Street book to be published in July 2008, and Christmas Spirit, out in October 2008.
Her many awards include two Rita finalist books. She has two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times: for Series Romantic Suspense and for Series Romantic Mystery. And her Peregrine Connection series won a Lifetime Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense Series.
Nowhere Man was the Romantic Times Best Intrigue of 1998, and the book has been selected as one of their Reviewers' "all-time favorite 400 romances." In addition, she received the 1998 Affaire de Coeur Critics Choice Award for Best Contemporary Novel, also for Nowhere Man. Other awards include the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award and the Prism Award.
Rebecca enjoys cooking, walking, reading, gardening, rock collecting, travel, and Mozart operas.
She has been known to lug stones back from Hawaii, Ireland, and Alaska. Rebecca and her husband Norman travel frequently to research settings for novels and taste new dishes for cookbooks. Trips in recent years included Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, London, New Orleans, and Maui. Her many unique experiences are apt to end up in her books—like the time she encountered a coral snake in the Guatemalan jungle or took a flight in a hot air balloon.
Under her own name, Ruth Glick, she also writes cookbooks and has published fifteen of them. Her first cookbook, Don';t Tell 'Em It's Good For 'Em, written with Nancy Baggett and Gloria Kaufer Greene, was a Tastemaker Award finalist in the Nutrition category. Her best-selling cookbook, The Diabetes Snack Munch Nibble Nosh Book, 3rd Edition won the Bronze Award of the National Health Information Resource Center for 1999. Fabulous Lo-Carb Cuisine was a finalist for the Excellence in Independent Publishing Award of the Mid Atlantic Publishers Association in 2001.
Ruth admits that her first culinary adventure was a spectacular failure. At the age of three, she made a cake out of modeling clay and talked a friend into sharing it with her, even though it tasted awful. They were both sick for a week. The early misadventure failed to dampen her culinary enthusiasm. By the age of eight she had mastered the skill of doctoring canned soup with herbs and spices. Then she got serious in the kitchen when her mother went to graduate school, and she was given the assignment of getting the family's dinner on the table several nights a week.
When she married, she dazzled her new husband by making 40 different main dishes before repeating herself. The only failure was deviled crab. Because she had no cayenne pepper, she tried to compensate by using double the amount of black pepper. Her husband ate it anyway. Ruth's skill in combining delicious recipes with an innovative, health-conscious approach to cooking is showcased in 100% Pleasure, written with Nancy Baggett. With almost 150,000 copies in print, it was named as one of the 12 best cookbooks of 1994 by USA Today.
Skinny Soups, also written with Nancy Baggett, was a best-seller for Surrey.
Ruth is the former food editor of the Columbia Flier and was a health/nutrition columnist for Essence Magazine for four years. Her recipes have appeared in Family Circle, Mademoiselle, Weight Watchers, Shape, Essence Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Baltimore Sun.
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