About Rachel

Photo by Lori Gail Photography

Rachel Stevenson is a YA and MG author and reader seeking traditional publishing. She is the creator and host of #YayYA, a history fangirl, photographer, and swing dance enthusiast. It is her current goal to  read and review all of the Newbery Medal winners.

When she isn't writing, you will probably find her buried in War and Peace or The Dark is Rising, listening to Beethoven. Unless the Yankees are playing a game.

Rachel, though from Philadelphia, hails from Oklahoma and attends college near Pittsburgh, PA, but most of her books are set in made-up places based on Ireland or Russia. You can follow her on Twitter @whatshewrote

If you want to know even more about Rachel and read a sample of her work, check out her post on her writing here!


  1. First to comment! Great views Rachel. Really makes you think.

  2. Second to comment!
    Wow, Rachel! You seem like a really cool person, and I know for a fact that your work is amazing.

    I keep seeing these "about me" posts/pages on blogs... are they considered mandatory? Hm...

    ~Bekah the Bookworm

    1. Aww, thanks!! And IDK about mandatory, but they are sometimes preferred :D

    2. You're welcome :)
      In that case, I shall take it under deep consideration to make one for myself!

  3. Rachel, on one blog you mentioned your father was an OPC minister. Would that be Jonathan Male? It was a very good man as well as a good pastor.