USA Today Bestselling Cozy Mystery Author


Author R.L. Syme & Becca Boyd

R.L. (Becca) Syme is a former worship pastor from Montana with a background in consulting, communications / social media, and the restaurant business. She now works on proving that all those Systematic Theology courses were worth it by teaching writing classes and writing mystery novels.

Born and raised in the Last Best Place, R.L. Syme currently resides in Bozeman, Montana—the intersection of creativity, outdoor recreation, and contemporary rural living in Montana. She has worked with kids in various nonprofit settings that involve music, theater, dance, food, and after-school fun. She holds membership in RWA, SCBWI, and NINC, and is very active in special interest chapters of RWA. A former communications director and consultant, she holds an undergrad degree in English and an advanced degree in Leadership and Theology. Of course, her life followed a natural progression into writing mystery books. She writes cozy mysteries that take place in Montana with a spunky amateur sleuth who owns a small bakery in a Montana tourist town near a national park. 

Becca is a USA Today bestselling author. She has taught classes in food writing, world building, social media, newsletters, leadership transitions, productivity, and writing techniques, and has held chapter leadership positions in multiple RWA chapters. True to her Montana roots, Becca’s heart will always be on the farm.

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