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About Rebecca

Rebecca M. Zornow is a science fiction writer from Wisconsin. She is a Hal Prize winner, SFWA member, and graduated from Lawrence University. She is the author of It’s Over or It’s Eden and Dangerous to Heal.

Rebecca is the 2020 winner of the Hal Prize, a 2016 Peace Corps Storytelling finalist, and has written for numerous print and digital publications. Her debut novel, It’s Over or It’s Eden, is a first contact novel set in the Rocky Mountains. Her novel, Dangerous to Heal, is the first book in a space opera duology. She is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association.

Rebecca M. Zornow looking to the side
Photo Credit: Melissa Alderton

Rebecca M. Zornow is an alumna of Lawrence University. After graduation, she served in the Peace Corps where she started school libraries and an art club in rural eSwatini. Rebecca is a former magazine editor-in-chief and runs the book coaching business Conquer Books with her sister, the writer Nicole Van Den Eng. Together with their brother, they founded Conquer Con, Appleton’s science fiction and fantasy convention. Rebecca is also a board member of the Caneille Regional Development Fund.

Get in touch with Rebecca


    Upcoming Book Signings

    Local Author Book Fair – July 29, 8 AM to 12:30 PM, Houdini Plaza, Appleton, WI

    Monthly Writing Group

    A free writing group hosted at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library in Menasha, WI. The SMITHworks Writing Group takes place on the second Monday of the month 6:30-7:30 PM. 

    If you are interested in hosting Rebecca at a literary festival or book club, or would like a quote for an article or blog, please get in touch via the form below. If you would like to invite Rebecca to speak at a writing conference or writing group, direct queries to, her book coaching business.  

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