Physician-author Rebecca Kightlinger practiced obstetrics and gynecology for over twenty years, first in private practice in Pennsylvania and then on the clinical faculty of the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. As a volunteer on the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Women's Health Team, she served alongside countless volunteers from both RAM and the Georgetown Rotary Club, working in collaboration with Guyana's Minister of Health, Amerindian tribal leaders, and local health care providers to bring cervical cancer screening and treatment to women in the most remote regions of Guyana.
With an MFA in creative writing, she now writes fulltime. Her historical fiction series, The Bury Down Chronicles, follows a multi-generational family of women healers and seers in medieval Cornwall.
Rebecca and her husband live in Northwestern Pennsylvania with their three sweet dogs, three gorgeous cats, and two elegant Bantam hens. She spends her days writing Megge's continuing story and studying medieval medicine, Anglo-Saxon wortcraft, Greek mythology, and the history of Cornwall.