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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

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Writing Historical Fiction: How Much Research Is Too Much?

I love historical fiction, and particularly YA historical fiction—it’s so fun to get to immerse myself in a different time and place and learn more about it through a story (my preferred form of learning, of course). That said, I sometimes struggle with reading historical fiction—I’m in it to be immersed in a different time period, sure, but I’m not ... Read More


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Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Nostalgic Book Fair Favorites: If You Like That, Read This!

Ahhh, October. The time of year when I start desperately longing for scarves, sweaters, and apple cider doughnuts, and also the season when I go back to my personal favorite tweet of all time: u ever smell the air and it smells like the fourth grade scholastic bookfair on a chilly tuesday in october of 2007— Emily Senesac (@esacagewea) September ... Read More


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