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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.
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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Barnes & Noble Teen Blog - 33 of January’s Best New Young Adult Books
LGBTQ Reads - New Releases: January 2019
The Children’s Book Podcast - The 2019 Sydney Taylor Book Awards
School Library Journal - The Jewish Experience in America: Great Books
School Library Journal starred review of Our Year of Maybe
Winter 2018-2019 Kids’ Indie Next List - Our Year of Maybe
The Best YA Novels With Jewish Protagonists - guest post for Jewish Book Council
Jewish Book Council review of You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
Jewish Book Council review of Our Year of Maybe
Barnes & Noble Teen Blog - 29 of Our Most Anticipated LGBTQAP YA Books of 2019 - Our Year of Maybe
Barnes & Noble Teen Blog - 8 Books That Make Perfect Chanukah Gifts - You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
Barnes & Noble Teen Blog - 6 Books for Fans of Sadie - You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
Barnes & Noble Teen Blog - 21 of Our Most Anticipated January YA Books - You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
Book Riot Roundup - The Best Books We Read in December 2018 - Our Year of Maybe
Write or Die podcast interview - episode 16: “I Definitely Had Unreasonable Expectations”
Goodreads Best YA Books of 2018 (So Far) - You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
New York Public Library blog - New & Noteworthy Books for Teens (You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone)
Buzzfeed post: Start Off Your 2018 Right By Reading These 18 New YA Books - You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
YA Interrobang guest post about writing Jewish characters
Winter 2017-2018 Kids’ Indie Next List - You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
Her Story guest post about why I love Meg Cabot for Pop! Goes The Reader
Quite the Query - check out the original query for You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone!