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 Accent Press Saucy Shorts series.
Rachel spent several years in Germany, where she taught English at a university, and now lives in Gloucestershire with her family. She has a degree in German and Librarianship from Aberystwyth University and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Birmingham. She provides a critique service for the Henshaw Press Short Story Competitions. Her hobbies are visiting country houses and coffee shops, going to amateur theatre and chatting about books on her blog.

Recent Publications
  • Her Charming Man – Gloucestershire Crime Series Book 2 - Hobeck Books, May 2024
  • Her Deadly Friend – Gloucestershire Crime Series Book 1 - Hobeck Books, August 2022
  • The Roomates - HarperCollins, November 2019
  • The Good Teacher - KillerReads, December 2018
  • The Perfect Neigbours - KillerReads, December 2017
Current Events and Projects
  • THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE CRIME SERIES - currently working on book 3