About the Author


 “Do your best and forget the rest.” – Tony Horton

Rachael is a typical gal who enjoys the finer things in life. You know . . . clean clothes, the dishes washed, polite children, feet that smell like roses. Her favorite color is green, but blue is a close second.

There’s a reason she’s a writer, and it’s pretty simple. It’s because when she’s not rehearsed her thoughts and opens her mouth to talk she ends up rambling, but when her fingers do the talking her thoughts have a chance to get in line. Of course, once you’re well acquainted you’ll find that Rachael is talkative, passionate, a goofball, and more than willing to make jokes at her own expense.

Rachael fell in love with writing in middle school. She received several scholarships including a full year to NIC and used it to pursue communications: radio journalism, but being a wife and mom was her number one job choice. Rachael got married that first year of college and decided not to return the next year for several reasons, but the most prominent one being she hated the idea of wasting money on pursuing a career she wasn’t 100% sure was what she wanted.

In the following years she worked as a customer service rep with Verizon Wireless but then got a promotion at her dream job when they had their first daughter, and SAHM was the official career title. She and her husband have been married sixteen years and have four amazing kids, which just proves there’s no possible way Rachael could spend her days sitting on the couch watching soap operas and eating bon bons (but the idea sounds nice . . . .).

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Rachael loves to connect with readers and other authors, so please make sure you leave a comment or take a few moments to befriend her on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Goodreads!

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25 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Hi, Rachael! Just wanted to stop by and thank you for the follow at my place! Hope you find something of interest to read there. I know I’ll be looking forward to reading the tips you give for blogging. 🙂

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  2. Congrats on developing a great looking blog with a great many helpful articles. Given the demands of your dream job, how do you find the time to do THAT in addition to carving out time to write your own books? (No sleep, huh?)
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    1. Madelyn, thank you for that! There are some day with no sleep, that is true, and often the chores suffer, but the kids are getting older and can help with that more. I’ve got great support from my husband, and every once in a while I say, “that’s it, I’m writing.” It’s definitely a happy place for me. haha Sometimes it’s just splitting the focus and grabbing a minute to write wherever I can.

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      1. I’m totally with you on the letting the chores slide idea. To paraphrase a quote, “Nobody says, on her deathbed, ‘Darn! I really wish I’d kept my house cleaner.'”

        Except for my darling Shih Tzu puppy, I live alone (no kiddie distractions, but no help either). I also have a strong tendency to intend to grab a few minutes to write, only to look up to discover that day has turned to night (or vice versa).

        Can you clone your hubbie and send him over?

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        1. That is a quote well worth repeating! 😀

          Dogs are great for loving you despite the messiness. 😉 Social media is my problem with the distraction, though. I like to chit chat, read stuff, and look at memes. haha If I could clone the hubsand I would totally do it. He’s a keeper. 🙂

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          1. My dog loves me BECAUSE of the messiness, I fear – no matter how many times I return his toys and chew-sticks to his bed or toy box, I turn around to find them all over the house anyway. Perhaps he believes he’s helping?

            Pinterest is the biggest threat to my intentionality. I can repin for HOURS, since I’m probably one of the few who actually click over to read the articles of the person who pinned the graphic that caught my eye to begin with.

            Lately, I’m not allowing myself to visit more than a couple of times a month – Facebook even less often. I’ve given up on Linked-In because of all the “helpful” marketing that floods my inbox any time I visit (and removing myself from those lists was starting to become a full-time job!)

            SPEAKING of clean houses . . . ahem!

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            1. haha Hashtag (that’s my dog) isn’t happy unless her bones are in the path most trod through the house. 🙂 I enjoy Pinterest, but it’s definitely the email and blogs that keep me the most busy, and I won’t mention my twittering about… 🙂
              Wait, who said anything about a clean house? haha

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