About Me

11949301_10153205232079538_740831901032439735_nHi all! I’m Rachel, author of YA fiction, money saving articles, comics, graphic novels, cartoons, poems, the occasional creepy short story and a smattering of pointless tweets.

I’ve picked up a lot of lessons on my journey as a writer, and I figured I’d share them with you. Who knows? They may turn out useful in your own writing. I’m by no means an expert on this stuff, that’s why I invite you to please comment with your thoughts, or email me. I’d love to hear your take on this crazy business we find ourselves in.

On my blog, you can expect to find:

Writing thoughts: I’ll talk about stuff that’s worked for me over the course of my career, and may work for you too. Sharing is caring, especially between writers and authors, so please chip in with your own tips or if you think there’s a better way of doing things than I’ve suggested. Real writers never stop writing, and they never stop learning.

Mental health, happiness and wellbeing thoughts: Mental health is an issue that’s been close to my heart for years. 1 in 4 of us will suffer from mental health problems in our lifetime. I’m no psychiatrist, but I’d be willing to bet that a large proportion of those affected are writers – sensitive, empathic, sometimes disillusioned souls who could do with a tune-up on their happiness and wellbeing.

I’ve been involved in several media campaigns with the Mental Health Foundation, StepChange Debt Charity and MoneySavingExpert.

Expect to see some ideas on:

  • how to keep happy and healthy as a hardworking, vital voice in this world
  • how to feel better through your work and about your work
  • how to keep all other aspects of your life ticking over smoothly while you battle on to be the best damn writer you can be. *hi-five*

Spotlights on stuff I like: Call me a bore, but I’m not in the business of ‘reviewing’ stuff just to be a snarky asshat about it. Instead, I’ll let you know if I’ve read / watched / played anything cool that you might be interested in. Of course, please let me know if I should check out something cool that you like 🙂

Events, announcements and general newsbits: Now and then I attend things like cons and signings. Sometimes I sign stuff, sometimes I’m a punter. Either way, you’ll hear it here (please say hi if we’re at the same event. We’re friends, right?)

Eventually I’m hoping to do interviews with writerly and artsy folk on here, perhaps a couple of videos too (once I can be arsed to launch a YouTube channel). Oh, If I land an agent at some point or have other exciting news, I’ll bob it up here too!

Stuff what I’ve written

Previously I wrote on Cartoon Network’s Ed Edd n Eddy and penned three Regular Show all_3_edsgraphic novels with Rob Luckett a.k.a Him Indoors. I also write content for MoneyAware, the moneysaving blog of StepChange Debt Charity.

You can find out more about my work history here.

Feel free to purchase my books here. 🙂

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