Born in Sacramento, Rebeccah von Schlieffen grew up in Tucson, Arizona and the San Francisco Bay Area. She studied music (classical voice) at Mills College in Oakland. In 1999, she moved to Berlin where she planned to live a few years, learn German, and then return to the States to do an MFA in creative writing. But things worked out differently. Today, Rebeccah still lives in Berlin with her German husband and two daughters. She became a dual US-German citizen in 2019.

Rebeccah writes mainly speculative fiction. She’s had work published in PANK,¬†Sixfold and Verdad and is¬†currently working on a collection of short stories and a novel featuring talking trees and a deranged parrot, among other things.

She blogs and complains about stuff here.