Rivka Jacobs currently lives with three Siamese cats in West Virginia, but was born in Philadelphia. She moved with her family to Key Biscayne, Florida when she was one year old, and grew up there and in South Miami. She has sold stories to such publications as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, the Far Frontiers anthologies, and the Women of Darkness anthology. More recently her stories appeared in The Sirens Call eZine, The "Give" anthology, The Literary Hatchet, and Riding Light Review. She has a BA in history, MAs in sociology and mental health counseling, and a BSN. She worked most recently as a psychiatric nurse. She has one grown son, a pharmacist, who lives in Pittsburgh, PA.