Rachel grew up in Lincolnshire. After graduating from Aberystwyth University in German and Librarianship, she worked in libraries management in the south east and obtained a Diploma in Management Studies from UWL. Later she spent several years in Germany where she taught English. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from Lancaster University.
Rachel is the author of Long Time Waiting and her self-published novel Gallipoli: Year of Love and Duty, based on the diary of her husband’s grandmother, a nurse at Gallipoli. Rachel is a previous winner of Writing Magazine’s Crime Short Story competition and has been placed or shortlisted in various competitions including the Bristol Short Story Prize. Her stories have appeared in My Weekly and the Saucy Shorts series by Accent Press.