Experience

EDUCATION

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The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact on Pop Culture – June – July 2016

Studied the History of superheroes in comics and created own superhero and villain as final project for the course.

St Cloud State University

B.A. in English with Creative Writing Emphasis and B.A. in Communication Studies – 2011-2015

Covering literature, creative writing, and the intricacies of communication, Rachel studied Fiction, Drama, Screenwriting, and Poetry as well as British Victorian and American novels and rhetoric.

Anoka Ramsey Community College

Associates in Arts Degree – 2006-2010

Covering basic education, Rachel took a Creative Writing class covering Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction and an Intro to Theater class.

WRITING

Bookworm

August 2010 to Current

A blog dedicated to reviewing books with a Christian perspective. Each review is broken into several sections, Storyline, Content, Personal    Opinion, which helps readers find the information they are searching for. A new review is posted on Sunday.

Endorsement

Hunter Brown and the Eye of Ends by The Miller Brothers – January 1, 2011

Appearing in the front pages, Rachel received an early copy of the book to read and send a short endorsement on what she thought of the book to be considered to be published.

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

The Minnesota Writing Workshop

September 6, 2014

Taught by Chuck Sambuchino, the workshop covered different aspects of publishing as well as offered literary agents to pitch to and a panel discussing people’s pieces and what is working or not in them.

NextGEN Writer’s Conference

August 2-3, 2011

Taught by various Christian authors, it was offered for free online for 13-20 year olds. The classes were given in article style where participants where able to read them then comment below, discussing their work and the information. Participants were given the opotinity to create taglines for their books, which were judge and given individual feedback. Giveaways were also reward to the participants, Rachel winning a Ten Page Critique by Christie Award Winning author Jill Williamson.

BLOGGING PROGRAMS

BookLook

Thomas Nelson Publishers and Zondervan Publishers – 2011 to Current

Blogging for Books

The Crown Publishing Group – 2010 to Current

Tracy Higley’s Caravan

Tracy Higley – 2013

Bethany House Publishers

2012 to 2016

Novel Teen

Jill Williamson – 2012 to 2013

Tyndale Blog Network

Tyndale Publishing – 2011 to 2013

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