Rebecca Kightlinger is a physician-author whose work in both realms has centered on the lives women from birth to old age. As a physician, she practiced obstetrics and gynecology and taught at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She also served as Remote Area Medical's Director of Women's Health, collaborating with Guyana's Minister of Health, Amerindian tribal leaders, and local health care providers to develop a cervical cancer program for indigenous women living in the most remote regions of Guyana.
As a writer, she focuses on midwifery and rural medicine, crafting a series of novels centered on a family of women healers who care for the people of a secluded farming village in medieval Cornwall.
Rebecca and her husband live in Northwestern Pennsylvania, where she writes fulltime while enjoying a life that centers on family, friends, and pets: three dogs, three cats, and three Bantam hens, including a lovely, special-needs Sebright named Audrey.