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Rebecca Wells was born and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana. “I grew up,” she says, “in the fertile world of story-telling, filled with flamboyance, flirting, futility, and fear.” Surrounded by Louisiana raconteurs, a large extended family, and Our Lady of Prompt Succor’s Parish, Rebecca’s imagination was stimulated at every turn. Early on, she fell in love with thinking up and acting in plays for her siblings—the beginnings of her career as an actress and writer for the stage. She recalls her early influences as being the land around her, harvest times, craw-fishing in the bayou, practicing piano after school, dancing with her mother and brothers and sister, and the close relationship to her black “mother” who cleaned for the Wells househol...more


I had a fantastic time talking with Robin Young of National Public Radio recently. If you'd like to take a listen, just click the link below and then click on "listen to the story."

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August 2009, Rebecca Wells
"I love the moon, and I always have. I have this horrible habit of staying up, almost all night long...so I love going outside and looking at the different phases of the moon and watching her grow—and I know I'm not the only person who does that. And I know that I am not the only woman who does this. " ...More

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What do you believe? (Literature & Fiction)
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Rebecca Wells is now friends with Misha
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"That is a blessing, De Anna! "
Rebecca Wells said "yes" to attending Book Club Girl Interview
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date: May 05, 2010 07:30AM
location: BookClubGirl.com, n/a, Bronx, The United States
description: Rebecca Wells talks live about not only the about-to-be-released paperback edition of The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder, but also the entire Ya Ya series, which sparked a movement across the country and brought women together in friendship and support to discuss books, life and so much more.
Rebecca Wells added a status update: Love and romance found in CALLA: http://tiny.cc/tb9u5
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What a time of year, yes? The trees so full, the roses, oh the roses in full bloom. I have a weakness for lavender roses. I don’t know their names, but when I see them I swoon. (Not that I don’t swoon at other times whether I want to..." Read more of this chapter »
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells
" The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder was a heart warming memorable story. It is told through Calla Lily's eyes, from childhood on to adulthood. Family love, friendship and death all brought together in an unforgetable journey through one woman'... " Read more of this review »
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Sidda can't help herself. She just loves books. Loves the way they feel, the way they smell, loves the black letters marching across the white pages...Rebecca Wells
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“It’s life. You don’t figure it out. You just climb up on the beast and ride.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
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“I try to believe," she said, "that God doesn't give you more than one little piece of the story at once. You know, the story of your life. Otherwise your heart would crack wider than you could handle. He only cracks it enough so you can still walk, like someone wearing a cast. But you've still got a crack running up your side, big enough for a sapling to grow out of. Only no one sees it. Nobody sees it. Everybody thinks you're one whole piece, and so they treat you maybe not so gentle as they could see that crack.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

“Friends are supposed to act like harbor boats—let you know if you’re off course. But it ain’t always possible…”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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message 2: by Jerin

Jerin Tahapary ...thanks for the friendship mrs.Rebecca
wish you all the the best!
...and here's for your outer and inner beauty:...


...Oh! I swear I’ll ne're be alright
Till I behold her full all sight
For she emits beauty so bright
I will ne're blink nor think its night
Oh! she doth novae does daylight
If only she’s holding me tight
Only then shall all things be right....

Your Dao in all duty
Jerin Tahapary



message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Rebecca,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author! I loved your first Ya Ya book and hope to catch up on the others soon.
- Beth


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