Value of a Conference

Posted by Rachel on April 17, 2017 in best of, current event, travel, writing |

Tis the season to be con’ing! Between spring and summer, the writing world fills with many extravagant events near and far. Conferences for Adult lit, for Kidlit, for illustrators, and educators, for librarians and bloggers. Conferences everywhere! These writerly festivals are expensive investments, there’s no doubt about that. So for everyone who has never been […]


Who Runs The World? Girls!

Posted by Rachel on March 15, 2016 in action, best of, characters, current event, emotion, inspiration, musings, review, voice |

In honor of Women’s History Month, I thought I’d come up with a list of my favorite movies directed by, written by, or starring women. Why not books, you say? I’m an equal opportunity lover of all things artistic. Plus, I talk about books A LOT so I’m switching it up here. These are in […]


Favorite Moments

Posted by Rachel on May 31, 2013 in anecdote, best of, writing |

Well, dear readers, I won’t lie to you It’s been a tough week for me! With work, friends, family and of course writerly things, I am sure glad that it’s Friday! Everyone has their down days, of course, but we writers definitely get our extra share. Because of this, I’ve found the best way to combat the […]


A Thankful Writer

Posted by Rachel on November 21, 2012 in best of, emotion, idols, inspiration, Lisa Tener, teaching, writing |

This week’s post will be giving thanks to everyone who has helped me in the past year and what I am most thankful for as the beloved American tradition of stuffing our faces rolls around again. First of all, I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends that put up with endless hours of me talking […]

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