Media Kit

Thank you for your interest in my books! Here you will find official short and long bios, high-resolution cover images and author photos, and press coverage.

Short bio

Rachel Lynn Solomon writes, tap dances, and collects red lipstick in Seattle, Washington. Once she helped set a Guinness World Record for the most natural redheads in one place. She's the author of the Sydney Taylor Honor Award-winning You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone, also an Indies Introduce title and Kids' Indie Next Top 10 Pick, and Our Year of Maybe, a Kids' Indie Next Pick, both from Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 

Long bio

Rachel Lynn Solomon is a Seattle native who loves rainy days, tap dancing, and red lipstick. In high school, she played keyboard in an all-girl band and filled journals with cringe-worthy lyrics. Now she pours her feelings into contemporary young adult novels.

After graduating from the University of Washington with a B.A. in journalism, she worked for Northwest media outlets such as The Seattle Times, KUOW Public Radio, and KIRO-FM Radio. She also spent several years as a college essay coach and SAT/ACT tutor, and maintains a fondness for both multiple-choice questions and the quadratic formula. Until 2018, she worked full-time as a recruiting manager for a national tutoring company. Currently, she divides her time between writing and freelance editing.

A five-year Pitch Wars mentor, Rachel currently serves on the Pitch Wars committee as the agent liaison. She especially loves cultivating one-on-one relationships with emerging writers.

She is the author of the Sydney Taylor Honor Award-winning You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone, also an Indies Introduce title and Kids’ Indie Next Top 10 pick, and Our Year of Maybe, a Kids’ Indie Next pick, both from Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. Two more books are scheduled for 2020 and 2021. Her books center on messy relationships and complicated girls who are trying their best.

Rachel lives in Seattle with her husband and tiny dog.


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Media Coverage





  • Quite the Query - check out the original query for You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone!