Awards & Accolades

  • Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, New England College, for contributions to NH culture and literature

  • 2016 Media Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution, Molly Stark Chapter, for The Authors Series on NHPTV

  • Named one of 40 over 40 by the NH Humanities Council, awarded to New Hampshire-based people “who, over the past 40 years, have demonstrated what it means to create, teach, lead, assist, and encourage human understanding.”

  • Listed at #1 of 100 Things to Do in NH by Steve Taylor, founding executive director of the NH Humanities Council:  “Attend an evening program where writer and teacher Rebecca Rule tells stories that embody the best of rural New Hampshire humor and mirth.”

  • 2006 Elizabeth Yates Award for Inspiring Young Readers and Writers

  • Named “Thalia, Muse of Comedy” by New Hampshire Magazine

Rebecca Rule is a full-time writer, humorist, and storyteller. She was the host of New Hampshire Authors Series, which ran for ten years on NHPTV, and currently hosts Our Hometown on NHPTV. She’s been telling stories in New England, especially New Hampshire, for more than twenty years. She hasn’t visited every town in the Granite State, but pretty close — speaking at libraries, historical societies, rotaries, clubs, church groups, camp grounds, and charitable organizations. She says she likes collecting stories because “they’re free and you don’t have to dust them."

 

She’s the author of a dozen books, including N is for New Hampshire, an ABC book with photographs by Scott Snyder; The Iciest Diciest Scariest Sled Ride Ever!, a picture book illustrated by Jennifer Thermes; Headin’ for the Rhubarb, A NH Dictionary (well, kinda); and The Best Revenge, which was named one of five essential NH Books by New Hampshire Magazine and Outstanding Work of Fiction by the NH Writers Project. Sixty Years of Cuttin’ the Cheese: Joel Sherburne and Calef’s Famous Country Store takes a look at the beloved institution of the general store through the eyes of an amazing (and very funny) man who’s worked in one for sixty years and counting. Becky's new book, That Reminds Me of a Funny Story, is out now from Hobblebush Press.