Rachel is a Seattle native who loves rainy days, her tiny dog, tap dancing, old movies, red lipstick, and books with flawed, complicated characters. In high school, she sang in a riot grrrl band, and she was once part of a group of people who broke a Guinness World Record for the most natural redheads in one place.

She has written for newspapers, produced a radio show that aired in the middle of the night, and worked for NPR. Currently she works in the education field. She also works as a book coach.

Rachel's young adult fiction is represented by Laura Bradford of the Bradford Literary Agency.