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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

Monday, January 7th, 2019

7 YA Books to Read When You Really Wish It Wasn’t Winter

Sometimes, in mid-January, when the magic of snow has worn off and I have to wade through dirty slush to the subway and the temperature in my office varies between twelve thousand degrees and negative ten, I just wish I was somewhere warm. I wanna jump on a plane and jetset off to Hawaii or Aruba or heck, even Florida ... Read More


book recommendations, Rachel D., Wesley James Ruined My Life, reading
Monday, November 26th, 2018

6 Laugh Out Loud Funny YA Books to Fight the Winter Blues

I love winter, I do. I love watching the snow fall outside my window, and the holiday lights, and wearing scarves and comfy sweaters and drinking hot cider. However, even for an avowed winter-lover like myself, there comes a time—maybe it’s in the weird liminal space between Thanksgiving and Christmas, maybe it’s in the middle of January ... Read More


book recommendations, Rachel D., Surviving Adam Meade
Monday, November 5th, 2018

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November: 6 YA Reads to Spark Your Rebellious Streak

Ah yes, Guy Fawkes Day. That glorious time of the year when the British celebrate some guy wanting to burn down Parliament by... setting things on fire? This has never quite made sense to me, but far be it for me to question any occasion for awesome fireworks. I suppose it’s really a celebration of surviving a rebellion, and ... Read More


book recommendations, Going Off Script, Rachel D., reading
Friday, October 19th, 2018

Don’t Feel Bad: 5 Things Authors Can (and Should!) Do

Being an author is like a juggling act where the things you’re risking dropping by tossing them around in the air are your day job, your writing career, your family, and your sanity. It can be confusing and complicated for first-time writers especially, and new (and sometimes old!) authors often feel bad or apologetic about things like asking questions ... Read More


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