Rebecca Wilson was born in San Francisco and raised in Bolinas, California. She graduated from Scripps Women’s College Phi Beta Kappa and traveled to Scotland on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. During her time in Scotland she published her first book, Sleeping with Monsters: Conversations with Scottish and Irish Female Poets. She is a state and national award-winning editor and the former assistant editor and special sections editor of The Ark newspaper in Tiburon. She lives in Fairfax, California.