April’s Speaker: Rexanne Becnel

Rexanne Becnel wanted to be an architect, however college in the ’70’s diverted her to other fields. She came to writing by chance. But guided by her agent and the many good writing friends she’s made in SOLA, she discovered her true calling as a novelist. Over the past two decades twenty-three of her novels have been published. Her books have appeared on numerous best-seller lists, and have been translated into eight foreign languages.

While she began her career writing historical romance, her recent works are mainstream women’s fiction set in the contemporary South. Her latest novel, The Thief’s Only Child was released last fall.