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Rebecca Belliston



Rebecca Belliston loves books and music. Even more, she loves to write both. As an author, she writes clean romances with heart-pounding suspense. She also composes piano and vocal music. When she’s not writing, she loves tennis, graphic design, and cuddling up with a good book—usually not at the same time. She and her husband have five children and live in the beautiful state of Michigan.



Welcome to my little corner of the world! I love a lot of things--especially to write. I've been surrounded by books and music and creativity since childhood because of my awesome parents (Gerald & Lynn Lund). A native of Utah, I started playing piano before I can remember and was composing little songs about purple unicorns by elementary school. As a teenager, I taught my first piano students, sang in choirs, took guitar lessons, and basically fell in love with music in every form. In college, I took music theory, orchestration, and sound engineering, giving me a greater appreciation for the mechanics of music. At the same time, I fell head over heels for another music nerd and agreed to follow him to the ends of the earth, which meant moving to the distant land of Michigan. 

I've spent countless hours composing classical-style songs, arranging hymns, teaching piano, and pounding out Beethoven Sonatas. You could say that I live, breathe, and eat music (minus the eating part). And yet . . . in 2008, I decided one random morning to write down a story that had been stuck in my head for months. Three weeks later, I had the first draft of a novel, and I couldn't get enough of creating fictional stories and characters. Now I read everything, analyze movie plots to the annoyance of my family, and jot down book ideas on random pieces of paper. To me, the best stories include a great love story, so I write romances (clean romances) with heart-pounding suspense.

Sadie, my first novel, is a contemporary Christian romantic suspense novel published by Deseret Book on 11-11-11. It spent three months on their bestselling fiction list. The sequel, Augustina, was released in August '13. My dystopian trilogy, Citizens of Logan Pond, came next. Mlatest novel, Heart of Red, Blood of Blueis a YA medieval story about an albino princess. To go along with it, I've composed 11 original songs, like a soundtrack of sorts, combining my passion of books and music. 

Well, I'm sure that's more than you ever cared to know about me. Thanks for reading! If you have questions, shoot me an email. I love hearing from people.


Quite similar. One tells a story with words. The other tells a story with notes. I love both and bounce back and forth between the two, depending on my mood. :)

  • Two fictional characters have been named after me: Rebecca Steed in The Work & the Glory series, and Becky Lloyd in The Alliance; my father's books. A few words are direct quotes of something I've said, often embarrassing—the joys of being an author's daughter. :) 

  • I have perfect pitch (as does my husband, a few of our kids, and my mom)

  • I've taught piano continuously since I was 16.

  • I have many, many, many (seriously too many) hobbies, including graphic design, genealogy, playing tennis, diy house projects, studying and teaching the scriptures, playing board games, and doing puzzles, especially solving Rubik’s cubes of all sizes (my fav is the 7x7).


  • "The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon." - Robert Cormier

  • "Good books aren’t written. They’re rewritten." - Michael Crichton (My father adds, "...and rewritten, and rewritten...)

  • "Writing is wretched, discouraging, physically unhealthy, infinitely frustrating work. And when it all comes together, it is utterly glorious." - Ralph Peters

  • "Bach gave us God's Word. Mozart gave us God's laughter. Beethoven gave us God's fire. God gave us Music that we might pray without words." - German Opera House

  • "A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence." - Leopold Stokowski

  • "I have a therapist. Her name is music."

  • "After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley

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