My name is Rebecca Renner, and I’m a journalist and fiction writer from Daytona Beach, Florida. As a seventh-generation Floridian, not only am I a rare breed, I’m also committed to making life in my state better for everyone. So I write about politics, social issues, and the environment.

I have a master’s of fine arts in creative writing from Stetson University, the oldest university in the state. My writing has appeared in The Paris ReviewThe Atlantic, The Washington Post, Glamour, VICE, New York Magazine and more.

The real question is: When will I shut up? Certainly no time soon. I have a series about film history for Literary Hub. I write about books for Real Simple and Book Riot. I’m almost done with a novel about horse racing, and I teach fiction writing at Stetson University.

If you would like more information, or you have a cool story you’d like to tell me, please reach out through my contact page or by emailing

Hate mail and other inquiries should be addressed to my publicist, Nicole Barnes at

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Literature The Environment Florida History Film Politics Personal Essays Society


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