Born in Georgia, the family moved when she was just six weeks old and they eventually wound up in Southern California were Brenda has lived ever since. She began story-telling to anyone who would listen almost from the moment she began to talk, writing them down beginning in the fourth grade. Although she was encouraged by her teachers to submit her material to publishers, it never occurred to her that an actual living could be made from writing. She went on to hold a succession of odd and varied jobs until her children began going to school. Finding herself with lots of time on her hands, she sat down and wrote her first book, The Brentwood Witches which was published by Berkley Books through their Ace division. She got side tracked writing film scripts
in Hollywood and making independent films for a number of years. She has returned to her first love and has two new novels she's presently finishing. Ms. Rivers currently lives in the Mojave desert.
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