The Oracle of Baal

About Rebecca Yount

Who is Rebecca Yount?  I frequently ask myself that question. This much I know for certain: I hail from a literary family.  My mother’s cousin, Julia Peterkin, was author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Scarlet Sister Mary.  Another cousin, Nella Braddy, edited most of Helen Keller’s books.  Nella also wrote the first definitive biography of… Continue Reading

A Q&A with Rebecca Yount

As an American, how were you able to “transform” yourself into a Brit and write these novels from a British point of view? I divested myself of my American sensibilities, thinking like the Brits and, as much as possible, adopting their world view.  Although we Americans believe we are alike, Brits and Yanks are actually… Continue Reading