She studied English and Creative Writing at Southern Oregon University, has a degree in Environmental Studies from Simpson College and an ADN in Nursing.
Beckie graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University in June of 2010.
Her father was director of a zoo in Iowa when she was growing up, allowing her to live with wolves and other animals.
She has completed a book on wolf OR-7, also known as Journey. The book is geared for middle-graders but will be enjoyed by all ages. Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History is available now!
Reviews of ‘Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History’
- Book Talk: Oregon’s Lone Wolf. Review by Brian Jennings, Source Weekly.
- Journey. Review by Johannes E. Riutta, The Well-read Naturalist.
- Bookmarks: Oregon author’s write about Leonardo Da Vinci, wolf known as OR-7. Review by Amy Wang, The Oregonian.
- Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf That Made History. Review by Timber Wolf Education Network.
- Journey. Review by Midwest Book Review.