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Rebecca Morris

Biography

Rebecca Morris

New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Morris is also a veteran journalist who worked in radio and television news in New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington and was a free-lance writer for The Seattle Times, The Oregonian, People, Entertainment Weekly and many other publications before she began writing true crime books.

Her first book, TED AND ANN, continues to be an e-book bestseller on Amazon (and is also available in paperback), and her e-book, BAD APPLES: Inside the Teacher/Student Sex Scandal Epidemic, is the only book to look at the trend of female teachers having sex with underage students.

With New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen she is the author of IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance and the Murder of Her Children (St. Martin’s, 2014) and the series Notorious USA, including THE BOY WHO FIRED THE FIRST SHOT, THE GIRL AND THE HORRORS OF HOWARD AVE. and THE STRANGER AND THE WORLD'S BRAVEST LITTLE GIRL.

Rebecca attended Oregon State University, received a B.A. in Journalism from Seattle University, and has an M.A. in Playwriting from Brown University. She speaks about her work at libraries, schools, and writers’ conferences. She has taught writing, journalism and playwriting at colleges and universities across the country. She lives in Seattle.

Rebecca Morris

Books by Rebecca Morris

by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris - Nonfiction, True Crime

At just 30 years old, Barbara Weaver had everything she'd ever wanted: five beautiful children, a home, her faith and a husband named Eli. But while Barbara was happy to live without modern conveniences, Eli was tempted by technology: cell phones, the Internet and sexting. Barb Raber was raised Amish, but is now a Conservative Mennonite. She gave Eli what he wanted when he wanted: a cell phone, a laptop, rides to his favorite fishing and hunting places and, most importantly, sex. When Eli starts asking people to kill his wife for him, Barb offers to help. One night, just after Eli had left to go fishing, Barb Raber entered the Weaver house and shot Barbara Weaver in the chest at close range.

by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris - Nonfiction, True Crime

When a Utah mother went missing in December 2009, the media was swept up in the story --- with lenses and microphones trained on Susan’s husband, Josh. He said he had no idea what happened to his young wife, and that he and the boys had been camping in the middle of a snowstorm. Over the next three years, the story would reveal shocking secrets, ultimately leading to Josh murdering his sons and killing himself.