Storyteller and Storylover

Welcome! I’m a regular writer for Book Riot and an editor for Asymptote.

I love storytelling and am looking for new audiences to engage with. Much of what I write is focused on LGBTQ+ news, history and culture, but other topics of interest include pop culture, music history, feminist studies, and travel. I’ve done a wide variety of writing including profiles, interviews, and book and film reviews. Actually, I’ve been writing since I was seven years old, drawing inspiration from Dr. Suess books and episodes of Darkwing Duck. While I’ve definitely improved, my writing retains a sense of whimsy that comes out of my sheer love of wordplay and storytelling.

Please contact me about ARCs for books that fit into the following categories: literary fiction, LGBTQ+ fiction, children’s picture books or middle-grade novels, and graphic novels for kids or adults. I cannot guarantee I will review every book I am sent, however.

Finally, I’m querying a novel called “In These Forests” —  it’s a f/f romcom that mixes quirky characters + magic. Basically, it’s about a neurotic Jewess who finds love with a closeted Irish girl, so expect lots of banter, some deer sightings, and a fairy tale twist.

rachelr08@gmail.com