Rebecca and her books have been featured in the following recent publications and websites:

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The Boston Globe, The Portland Press Herald, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Washington Examiner, The Connection Newspapers, The Portsmouth Herald, Bangor Daily News, Private Varnish Magazine, The Camden Herald, Lincoln County News, the Down East Bookshelf, The Courier-Gazette, www.scbwi.org, and Amtrak.


Working on a new book! Rebecca is currently illustrating a new picture book! See a sneak preview here.

IPA AWARD - Rebecca received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 IPA AWARDS.

MOONBEAM AWARD - BEST ILLUSTRATOR - Rebecca received the Silver Medal for Best Illustrator for her illustrations in Only Cows Allowed, written by Lynn Plourde. See the full list of winners here: 2012 Moonbeam Awards

NATIONAL IPPY AWARD - Only Cows Allowed won a National Bronze Medal for Children's Picture Books (all ages) in the 16th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards! See the full list of winners and the Only Cows Allowed award photo here: 2012 IPPY Awards

Check out Lynn Plourde's hilarious Facebook write-up about Only Cows Allowed at the 2012 IPPY Awards ceremony in NYC!

Read Cows with Attitude by Erin Hodge in The Connection Newspapers!

Only Cows Allowed is featured on superNOVAmommy.com!

Come see the cows that inspired the art in the book at the Only Cows Allowed book signing during the 63rd Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair! 11:00am - 4:00pm, Herndon, VA, August 6, 2011.

Only Cows Allowed, written by Lynn Plourde and illustrated by Rebecca Harrison Reed, was released by Down East Books on August 16, 2011- See Press Release...

Rebecca will sign copies of Only Cows Allowed and help kids draw their favorite farm animals during Farm Harvest Day at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA - 12:00pm - 3:00pm, October 15, 2011. Feautured in The Washington Post!

As part of the 2011 American Library Association's Teen Read Week: Picture It @ Your Library, Rebecca will present by podcast on the art of visualizing a story to St. Paul's Episcopal School, Mobile, AL. Read More...

Rebecca will be a guest author/illustrator at the 2011 Virginia Educational Media Association (VEMA) annual conference at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, VA.

As part of the 50th Anniversary and Holiday Celebration at Frying Pan Farm Park, Rebecca will sign copies of Only Cows Allowed from 1:00pm - 3:00pm on December 3, 2011 in Herndon, VA.

Rebecca's Only Cows Allowed holiday book signing at Frying Pan Farm Park was selected as the #1 choice in "Best Family Entertainment"for the 2011 holidays by The Washington Examiner.

Rebecca will sign copies of The Train to Maine as part of the National Train Day celebration at Union Station - Union Station Barnes & Noble, Washington, D.C., 3:00- 4:00pm, May 8, 2010.

Read “Drawing Dandy” by Nicole Falceto on Rebecca's photo shoot with her Only Cows Allowed Jersey cow model, Dandy, at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA.

2009 and earlier

July 11 - Rebecca will be a featured author/illustrator at the Fifth Annual Books & Blooms Maine Book Fair at Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay, ME, noon - 3:00 pm

May - The Train to Maine, written by Jamie Spencer and illustrated by Rebecca Harrison Reed, released by Down East Books - See press release

July 8 - Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, Arlington, VA, Train to Maine book event, 4:00pm

July 14 - Olsson's Books, Alexandria, VA, Train to Maine book event, 11:00am

July 19 - Tysons Corner Barnes & Noble, McLean, VA - Train to Maine book event, 10:30am- 1:00pm

August 2 - Amtrak Downeaster Train to Maine event will feature readings, art demonstrations, and giveaways during the Downeaster train ride from Boston, MA to Old Orchard Beach, ME, 11:10am-1:18pm - Read more...

August 2 - Old Orchard Beach, ME, book signing event - 1:18 pm, Old Orchard Beach Train Station

August 3 - Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway Museum Train to Maine book event, Alna, ME, 10:45am-1:15pm

August 4 - Boothbay Railway Village Train to Maine book event, Boothbay, ME 12pm-2:30pm

August 6 - Books Etc., Falmouth, ME, Train to Maine book event, 2:00pm

August 9 - Maine Eastern Railroad Train to Maine fundraising event benefiting Toy Library of Rockland. Train ride from Rockland, ME to Thomaston and back, 1:30pm-3:30pm

August 13 - MacDougal School visit, Summer Spirals Literacy Program, Rockland, ME, 10:00--11:00am - Read more...

August 16 - Children's Book-Fair-by-the-Sea, Rebecca will be a guest speaker along with Melissa Sweet, Chris Van Dusen, and John and Ann Hassett. Camden Public Library, sponsored by The Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden, ME, 1:00-4:00pm - Read more...

August 31 & September 1 - Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, Fairfax Station, VA, Train to Maine book signing, 12:00-5:00pm both days (Labor Day weekend).

September 27, 2008 - Book signing at Books-A-Million, 3960 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL, 1:00pm - 2:30pm






IPPY Awards ceremony in NYC

Jim Barnes, IPPY Awards Director, holds Only Cows Allowed with Rebecca
as she accepts the bronze medal for Children's Picture Books for All Ages
– National Category.
Lynn Plourde, author of Only Cows Allowed, wearing her IPPY bronze medal.
See more IPPY photos on Lynn's Facebook page.
Train to Maine Book Tour Photos
along with Chris Van Dusen and Melissa Sweet.
Rebecca enjoyed reading to audiences on board the Amtrak, Maine Eastern,
Boothbay Railway, and Wiscasset trains.
Kids especially enjoyed the surprise visit from the story's conductor,
played by Rebecca's husband.


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