Rebecca J. Sanford


My Story

I grew up in a small town in New York and fell in love with writing, language and culture at an early age. When I was seventeen, I enrolled at a lycée in southern France and lived abroad for the first time. It sparked my passion for immersive travel, which I've since pursued throughout western Europe and South America --- always with a pen and journal close at hand. I hold a BA in Writing & French from Loyola University in Maryland and a MA in International Affairs from The New School University in NYC.

I've spent the better part of my adult life in Manhattan, but now live on the Gulf Coast of Florida with my family. I'm a People & Culture executive, a member of the Women's Fiction Writers Association and a proud sponsor of Women for Women International since 2009. 

I'm currently seeking representation for my fiction novel, a multi-generational story based on the events of Argentina's last military dictatorship and the work of an incredible group of women called the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo. I was inspired to write this manuscript while living in Buenos Aires, where I conducted research for my master's thesis with the Identity Archive of the Grandmothers.


This manuscript was selected as the winner of the WFWA 2020 Rising Star Award for unpublished fiction.

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Photography Credits: Meg Dreyfus