Rebecca Kightlinger holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.
A fulltime writer, she divides her workday between researching and writing The Bury Down Chronicles series, reviewing novels for the Historical Novel Society, and reading fiction submissions for New England Review.
She travels to Cornwall to carry out on-site research for each book of the series.
In her twenty years of medical practice as an obstetrician gynecologist, she was privileged to care for the women of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Guyana. A lifetime Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Association for the History of Medicine, she now studies the history of Cornwall, ancient medicine, medieval midwifery, and the manuscripts and arts of the mystical healer.