Bloom, Rebecca (S.) 1975-

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BLOOM, Rebecca (S.) 1975-

PERSONAL:

Born February 12, 1975, in Santa Monica, CA. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Brown University, B.A., 1996. Hobbies and other interests: Knitting, sewing, "all things crafty," yoga.

ADDRESSES:

Agent—Jan Miller, Dupree/Miller, 100 Highland Park Village, Suite 350, Dallas, TX 75205. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER:

Speckles by Rebecca Bloom (jewelry and fashion design company), owner, 2001—.

WRITINGS:

Girl Anatomy (novel), William Morrow (New York, NY), 2002.

Tangled up in Daydreams (novel), in press.

Contributor to periodicals, including LA Confidential.

SIDELIGHTS:

Rebecca Bloom told CA: "I often say that writing has been an accidental career, because I never considered that writing, something I have done since I was a little girl scribbling bad poetry in pink journals, would be what I was always supposed to do. Luckily for me, with the support of my family, I got to explore what has always made me the happiest. I love words; I love the music they make next to each other, how a phrase can be turned inside out with an adjective.

"I write to understand my own voice, to understand, I guess, my internal song, and hope that it is something familiar to someone else. I write when I am inspired and hope it isn't when I am driving and have to do it in lipstick pencil, which I had to do the other day. I am inspired by everyday life, the small moments we have with ourselves when no one's looking, the small moments we have with each other.

"As I get older (I am still only twenty-eight), I hope that more gets thrown my way that I have to ponder and process—more humanity, more silly, embarrassing anecdotes. I can't wait."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, September 1, 2002, Kristine Huntley, review of Girl Anatomy, p. 54.

Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2002, review of Girl Anatomy, p. 1054.

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