Starting with my upside down birth, I've viewed life from a singular perspective. "Becky only you would think that way" is a common statement made by friends and relatives alike. My quest to explore my creative spirit took me to Wake Forest University where I was awarded a BA in Theatre Arts. Later, I enrolled at Yale/Columbia universities where I received a dual MSW/MDiv degree, and began to take my childhood ramblings as a writer seriously.
While I wrote my first play, an anti-Nixon rant at the age of 9, I did not call myself a "writer" until I sold my first article in 1994 to the Wittenburg Door, the nation's oldest religious satire magazine. I continued to write for this outlet until they closed shop in 2008, rising to the position of Senior Contributing Editor. With The Door reopening in 2021, I now serve on their board in addition to contributing my satirical critiques of the cult of Christian celebrity and those instances when both progressive and conservative Christian leaders cross the fine line separating church from state.
Since moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2014, I have been covering this region's craft culture including food, beer, wine, spirits, cider, coffee, and cannabis/CBD, as well as the regional festival scene, and the rise of secular spiritual communities.
My seven books include Red and Blue God, Black and Blue Church (Jossey Bass, PW starred review), as well as contributing essays to a dozen other books and co-editing a book for a small transgender press. Also, I served as the Senior Contributing Editor for The Wittenburg Door, the nation's oldest, largest and only religious satire magazine for a dozen years. As this outlet relaunched in 2021, I am now on their board of directors and contribute to this outlet. In addition, I am a features writer/columnist for OnlySky Media 2022 where I pen pieces on taboo topics (cannabis, psychedelics, sex, end of life), spiritual narcissism, and religious satire. Also, I write articles pertaining to spiritual health and wellness for both the online and print versions of Spirituality & Health. Other recent writing credits include work for Beverage Master Magazine, B*tch, The Daily Beast, Free Inquiry, The Grapevine Magazine, GrokNation, The Humanist, Magnetic Magazine, Northwest Travel & Life, and ROVA.