Rebecca Rule’s Bio
Rebecca Rule gathers and tells stories. Her latest book (and first picture book for children) is The Iciest,Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever, 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 NHPTV. She sometimes performs a touring program called Crosscut, with photographs and stories on logging, the mills, and the community of Berlin. 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 fifteen years, and includes many of them in her new book Headin’ for the Rhubarb: A NH Dictionary (Kinda). Her other books include 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. Her latest book is and first for children is “The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!” She hosts Our Hometown for New Hampshire Public Television.
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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