After graduating from QUT with a Bachelor of Business (Communication) Rebecca Sparrow worked as a professional writer (including speeches, media releases, and feature articles) for national companies such as The Flight Centre Group and The Nine Network.
Her first article “The Haircut” was published in The Courier-Mail in 1995. In 1997 she found herself working as a travel writer and then editor of Trips magazine. She travelled everywhere from Kuwait to Kotakinabalu, she had found her niche ... and a never-ending supply of hotel biros.
Rebecca then decided to have a go at writing. Her first novel, The Girl Most Likely, (2003) spent 16 consecutive weeks in the Top 10. It was also awarded the joint winner of the 2004 Brisbane City Council's "One Book, One Brisbane" campaign. Amazingly, her first novel is now being produced into a feature film by Mel Gibson’s ICON Films (Rebecca turned down an offer from Oprah).
Her second novel was The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay (2006), debuted as a stage play in 2007. She has since released a novel co-written with Nick Earls titled Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight and her most recent book, Find Your Feet (the 8 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Left High School) is the companion guide to the bestselling Find Your Tribe (and 9 Other Things I Wish I'd Known in High School)(2009).
When she's not writing novels, Rebecca is weekly columnist at Mamamia, specifically overseeing the travel and wellbeing sections. She also gives motivational talks and runs writing workshops in schools and businesses across the country. Rebecca is also an ambassador for Givit.org.au and the Pyjama Foundation.