Bradley was born in Vancouver in 1952, and grew up largely in Calgary.
She studied archaeology, earning a Ph.D. at Cambridge, doing her
fieldwork in Egypt and the Sudan. She married and had children in
In 1987, she and her husband
moved to Kuwait, where she worked as a technical editor and he taught
at the university. By coincidence they were on holiday at the time of
the Iraqi invasion in 1990. Shortly thereafter, her husband took a job
at the Hong Kong Polytechnic.
Rebecca wrote fiction full-time in Hong Kong. Before
co-authoring Temutma with Stewart Sloan, she published her Hong Kong Macabre and Hong Kong
Grotesque with Hong Kong Horrors. She has written a fantasy trilogy for Gollancz
In Gil, 1996; Scion's Lady, 1997; and Lady Pain in
Rebecca returned to Calgary in July
1997, and is now supplementing her meagre earnings from writing by
teaching archaeology part-time at a local college. She misses many
things about Hong Kong, not least the cemetery.