Journalist, Humorist, Novelist, and Book & Pitch Doctor


Rebecca Coffey is a science journalist, humorist, and novelist. She is also a book and pitch doctor.

Since 1985 she has contributed science journalism to outlets including, Scientific American, Discover,, Publishers Weekly, The New York Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, JSTOR Daily, Dame,, Vermont Public Radio, and the [more]

Rebecca’s serio-comic historical novel HYSTERICAL: Anna Freud’s Story was named an “Over the Rainbow” book by the American Library Association. It came out May 13, 2014 from She Writes Press. LAMBDA Literary said the novel has “a plot so rife with tension it’ll make you [more]

Rebecca’s humor book, NIETZSCHE’S ANGEL FOOD CAKE: And Other “Recipes” for the Intellectually Famished, was published in October 2013 by Beck & Branch. About NIETZSCHE’S, Elissa Bassist of The Rumpus blurbed “hilariously smart, intensely literary, and delicious in [more]

Rebecca has been successfully pitching and creating books, articles, radio commentaries, and documentary projects since 1985. Her science journalism for magazines and e-zines is award-winning, as are her novel, Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story, and the non-fiction book, Unspeakable Truths and Happy Endings. As a book and pitch doctor, Rebecca is currently helping authors [more]

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