Blue tier

Rachel D.

New York, NY



Growing up in rural Oregon, books were my way out. Now, books are my way of reconnecting with my home. I'm most passionate about stories of found families and friendship.

Favorite Books

Harry Potter by JK RowlingThe Raven Cycle by Maggie StiefvaterWhen You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Favorite Quotes

"Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn't all-encompassing, that wasn't blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she'd had this kind, she didn't want the other." - Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily Lily BLue

Favorite Genres

Most Recent Blog Posts

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Best Dressed Books: 8 Awards Show Looks and the YA Books That Match

I will confess: I am an awards show devotee. I will watch them all, regardless of whether I actually like the thing they are giving out awards for or have never seen even ONE of the movies nominated for that year’s Oscars—I gotta watch it! Part of this is that I am an admittedly judge-y person, and therefore ... Read More


book recommendations, Going Off Script, The Truth About Happily Ever After, Rachel D.
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Publishing 101: Comp Titles Demystified

Sometimes when you work in publishing, living and breathing it every day, it’s difficult to remember that the industry has its own language. For a business that revolves entirely around the written word, you’d think we’d be better at communicating what our own industry language means to outsiders! Comp titles are one of those things that, if ... Read More


Publishing 101, behind the scenes, pulling back the curtains, editing, publishing, Rachel D.
Friday, April 12th, 2019

Making the Case for Standalone Fantasy: 5 Reasons Why Sometimes a Series Isn’t Better

Listen, we all love a good fantasy series. There’s often nothing more satisfying than working your way through a perfectly crafted trilogy, or knowing that every year there will be a new chapter in the saga of your favorite characters, regular as clockwork. For writers, a series almost always sounds great: It can often be really hard to give ... Read More


fantasy, Rachel D., publishing, reading

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