Rebecca Birch is a science fiction and fantasy writer based in Seattle, Washington.  She’s a classically trained soprano, holds a deputy black belt in Taekwondo, and enjoys spending time in the company of trees. Her fiction has appeared in markets including Nature, Cricket, and Flash Fiction Online.

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  1. Dear Ms Birch,

    Are you the author of The Orb? I just read the short story in Cricket Magazine. Rather impressed with the tale, I want to share it with my 6th and 7th graders.

    Have you published other pieces? I would like to encourage students to write and am planning on using your piece to get students to expand on their own writing.

    Good luck with your writing career. I hope you are enjoying life.


    • Hi, Eric.

      Yes, I am, indeed, the author of “The Orb.” I’m so pleased that you enjoyed it and glad to hear that your students will have the opportunity to read it.

      I have several other published pieces, which are linked here: https://wordsofbirch.com/publications-2/
      “Dragonfly’s First Flight” was originally published in Cricket as well, and “Down by the Riverside” in Abyss & Apex also features a child protagonist. “Guardian” in the Grantville Gazette’s Universe Annex and “Silverbird Rising” in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show both have young adult protagonists.

      Thanks for reaching out. It’s always a pleasure to hear people are reading and enjoying my stories.


  2. Hi , Ms.Birch .. Where working on summarizes and stuff about the story the orb at school ! 😉 and I was looking for a summary about the story! and now I’m here bye now ! 7th Grader –

  3. I was wondering what your birthday is, I’m having to write an essay and make a presentation about your story “Her Hands That Hold Stars” and I must write about the author I am in the 9th grade, Thank you!

    • Hello, Savannah.

      Thank you for reaching out. I hope that you enjoyed “Her Hands that Held the Stars.”

      In answer to your question, I prefer to keep my full birth date private, but I was born in December, a lovely, if chilly month.

      Wishing you all the best,


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