Rebecca Rode caught the writing bug early in life,�writing and illustrating stories in small journals her mother�gave her at age nine. Her first published work was a personal essay�about Romanian orphans, printed in Brigham young University�s�literary publication, Inscape. She received her bachelor�s degree from�BYU in child development with a minor in english. Rebecca began�writing for Schooled magazine in 2006. In 2011, she became a contributor for KSL.com, a Utah broadcasting network website, and�the Deseret News in Salt Lake City. How to Have Peace When You�re�Falling to Pieces is her first book.�Rebecca enjoys traveling, eating authentic Italian gelatos, and�indulging her husband�s chocolate-banana shakes. Her greatest�loves are her husband, Francis, their three children, and writing��in that order.