USA Today Bestselling Cozy Mystery Author

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Short Bio

R.L. Syme is a USA Today best-selling author. She writes mysteries and cozy mysteries, as well as nonfiction. R.L. grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries passed on by her grandmother. Find her on Facebook or Instagram. @rlsyme and @becca_syme


R.L. (Becca) Syme



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Long Bio

Born and raised in the Last Best Place, R.L. Syme (Rebecca) 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 kissing books. She writes contemporary romantic suspense, young adult romance, and historical romance.

She is the author of many published works as R.L. Syme including the cozy culinary mystery series, The Matchbaker Mysteries. 

Rebecca is also the founder of Write Better-Faster classes helping authors use psychometirc and productivity strategies to find each individual’s best writing strategy. She is a certified Strengths Coach for Gallup.

Rebecca was nominated for a Genesis Award in Contemporary Romance and has won several writing contests in historical romance, young adult romance, and contemporary fiction. She has taught classes in food writing, world building, social media, newsletters, leadership transitions, and writing techniques, and has held chapter leadership positions in multiple RWA chapters. True to her Montana roots, Rebecca’s heart will always be on the farm.

R.L. Syme has author pages on both and Goodreads.

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