Rebecca Moesta

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Rebecca Moesta Anderson
Moesta with her husband Kevin J. Anderson at the 2004 Comic Con
Moesta with her husband Kevin J. Anderson at the 2004 Comic Con
Born (1956-11-17) November 17, 1956 (age 65)
Heidelberg, West Germany
OccupationNovelist and short story writer
Alma mater
GenreScience fiction
Years active1992–present

Rebecca Moesta Anderson (born November 17, 1956) is an American writer and the author of several science fiction books.[1]

Early life[edit]

Rebecca Moesta Anderson was born in Germany to American parents,[1] and raised in Pasadena, California, where she lived until her early twenties. She graduated with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from California State University, Los Angeles. Shortly after her graduation, she married a recently graduated physicist from nearby Caltech, becoming Rebecca Moesta Cowan.

In 1981, the couple moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where they lived for one year until they moved to Darmstadt, Germany, living there until 1987. In Germany, Moesta took graduate courses with Boston University and earned a Master of Science degree in Business Administration. During their stay in Germany she gave birth to her son, Jonathan, before moving back to the United States and settling in Livermore, California.[citation needed]


In 1989, Moesta took a position at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a proofreader and copy editor. There she formed a science fiction club in which she met her future husband Kevin J. Anderson. She divorced her first husband in 1990 and married Anderson in 1991.[citation needed]

The couple started working together writing science fiction novels, and to date have written two Titan A.E. young adult novels, two high-tech pop-up books, and fourteen Star Wars expanded universe novels, the Young Jedi Knights series. The couple owns and runs the publishing company WordFire Press, and Moesta is currently working on several new projects, including copy editing her husband's works.[citation needed]


Star Wars[edit]

Star Trek books[edit]


Crystal Doors series[edit]

  • Book 1: The Island Realm (2006)
  • Book 2: The Ocean Realm (June 2007)
  • Book 3: Sky Realm (2008)


  1. ^ a b "Rebecca Moesta". Retrieved 2021-06-04.

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