Rebecca Rule’s Bio
Rebecca Rule gathers and tells stories. Her latest book is Sixty Years of Cuttin’ the Cheese: Joel Sherborne and Calef’s Country Store. She is also the author of eleven other books, including, N is for New Hampshire, an ABC book with stories, rhymes and photographs by Scott Snyder. The Iciest,Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever, a picture book that received a starred Kirkus review, is illustrated by Jennifer Thermes. Other books include: Moved and Seconded: NH Town Meeting, the Present, the Past, and the Future; The Best Revenge (named one of five essential New Hampshire books by New Hampshire Magazine); Could Have Been Worse: True Stories, Embellishments, and Outright Lies; Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller’s Guide to NH; and Headin’ for the Rhubarb: A New Hampshire Dictionary (well, kinda). She hosts Our Hometown on NHPBS and previously hosted The New Hampshire Authors Series, also for NHPBS. She is the recipient an honorary doctorate from New England College for storytelling and contributions to New Hampshire literature.
Sample Press Release
Rebecca Rule will present her program “That Reminds Me of a Story” on October 14 at 6:30 at the Auburn Historical Society. She’s collected stories about what’s special about this rocky old state of New Hampshire for more than twenty-five years. She has written twelve books for children and adults, including N is for New Hampshire, an ABC book with photographs by Scott Snyder and The Iciest Diciest Scariest Sled Ride Ever!, a picture book illustrated by Jennifer Thermes. Other books include: Headin’ for the Rhubarb: A NH Dictionary (Kinda); Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller’s Guide to New Hampshire; Could Have Been Worse: True Stories, Embellishments and Outright Lies; and The Best Revenge, which won the NH Writers Project award for Outstanding Work of Fiction. She hosts Our Hometown for New Hampshire PBS.
About her passion for stories, she says, “The great thing about collecting stories is they’re free and you don’t have to dust them. Stories not only speak to us of history, they hold our identity.” Her work in Berlin collecting stories of the mills, logging, and the Androscoggin Valley reinforced her idea that New England stories need to be preserved and shared. In this program she’ll tell some of her favorites (especially the funny ones) and invite audience members to tell some of their own.
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