Rebecca Woods has always been fascinated by history. At one time she wondered how people in the olden days actually survived their environment. Then, in the mid-nineties, she packed up her four small children, left her modern home in the beautiful state of Oregon, and moved with her husband to an ancient farm in the Midwest. There, at ten below zero, in an 1871 cottage without running water, they all learned how to truly rough it, including what it was like to traipse to an outhouse through ice and snow in the middle of the night. At times she felt as though she was living through the very days in which her novels are set. Ultimately, she now knows how the pioneers did it.
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys playing with her horses, mowing pastures, and laughing as much as possible with her family. When she grows up, she would like to have the superpower of teleportation, so she can go wherever she wants and still be home by bedtime, never having to use another outhouse again.