Rebecca A. Eckland is a writer and endurance athlete from Reno, Nevada. She holds an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Saint Mary's College of California as well as two Master of Arts degrees-- in English and French Language and Literature from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has taught introductory writing, humanities and French courses at both UNR and Truckee Meadows Community College.  She was the first woman from Nevada to win the California Triple Crown Stage Race in 2015 and was 6th in the Coeur d'Alene Ironman.   She is sponsored by Great Basin Bicycles where she coaches athletes in the Reno-Carson area...and where she raises chickens, grows an organic garden, tends bees and makes life comfortable for two cats.