Riv Begun is a speculative fiction and fantasy writer from Atlanta, Georgia.  She combines her love of history, travel and family stories to create multigenerational tales inspired by her own family's past. 

She is a POSSE  Foundation alumni and graduated from Boston University with a BFA in screenwriting. 


She has short stories in Format.Papier, Slippage Lit, Naturally Curly and the Atlanta Jewish Times.


She lives with her husband and foster dogs in a quiet neighborhood nestled between a mountain and a second-hand bookstore in Zurich. When she's not writing or reading, she likes to swim in the lakes around her house, take long walks in the nearby woods, and cook Jewish recipes from her family cookbook. 

​You can find her most recent published work here

She is represented by Rena Rossner at the Deborah Harris Agency