Bloom, Rebecca (S.) 1975-
BLOOM, Rebecca (S.) 1975-
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.
Agent—Jan Miller, Dupree/Miller, 100 Highland Park Village, Suite 350, Dallas, TX 75205. E-mail—[email protected].
Speckles by Rebecca Bloom (jewelry and fashion design company), owner, 2001—.
Girl Anatomy (novel), William Morrow (New York, NY), 2002.
Tangled up in Daydreams (novel), in press.
Contributor to periodicals, including LA Confidential.
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:
Booklist, September 1, 2002, Kristine Huntley, review of Girl Anatomy, p. 54.
Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2002, review of Girl Anatomy, p. 1054.