We've asked Rachel to tell us a bit about herself.
I write Young Adult fiction and adult fiction. I live in the Flint Hills of Kansas. My husband and I have lived in Cottonwood Falls for 21 years, and we’ve raised three children here.
My published works are YA contemporary romance and YA contemporary romantic suspense. I have one published adult light holiday romance as well. I am published with a traditional publisher out of Minnesota, Fire & Ice Publishing for Young Adult and Melange Satin imprint for adult.
I have one self-published YA fiction work titled “Black and White” that was released in 2019. Since that time, I have released seven traditionally published works of fiction and per contracts signed, plan to release seven more traditionally published works between now and December 2023.
I work FT as a nurse at a health department in Chase County. I feel very fortunate to work in the community where I live. I thoroughly enjoy writing as a hobby and devote at least two hours each day to writing. I used to be a medical transcriptionist and so the volume is not difficult for me. Finding the right words is the challenge.
I enjoy writing fiction, but attempt to address social issues as well in my writing. I also enjoy writing poetry. One of my poems, “The Art of Preserving” was published in a Field Journal from Symphony in the Flint Hills: Volume XIV/2022/weather.
I am currently working on an adult romantic suspense story as well as a work of fiction about a family coming together for Thanksgiving after being divided by traumatic life events and the current issues that plague today’s social climate.