|Rachel's consulting, writing workshops and project coaching services are sought nationwide. She leads writing practice groups of all levels and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area and in her Northern California writing studio. For the last six years, Rachel has been a regular workshop director for the International Women's Writing Guild (IWWG) in Santa Cruz, California and at Skidmore College in Upstate New York. She also leads writing retreats abroad.
Rachel edits novels, memoirs and poetry. She is a member of the Poet's Roundtable and Left Coast Writers and a frequent performer at From the Womb to the World, a traveling poetry forum. Rachel has been a guest poet at Braided Lives and serves as a Regional Representative for the IWWG.
Rachel's own writing includes poetry, short story, essay, magazine articles, and a children's picture book. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, most recently in the G.W. Review, the South Carolina Review, River Oak Review, the California Quarterly, Rattlesnake Review, 5 AM, and Illya's Honey. In December, a private publication featuring several poems by Rachel and other poets in the Roundtable Poets' group was released. Rachel's current projects are a memoir and a poetry manuscript.
With her childhood summers spent in Morocco and France, Rachel is also fluent
in French and Spanish. She loves language and the delicacy and power of nuance.
Finding the right word is delicious satisfaction. She loves gathering raw material
in the form of journal writing, then crafting it and sharing the process with