Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family and beloved black Lab, Max. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.
1. Rachel, which do you enjoy writing the most? Historical or contemporary? Explain why.
I enjoy writing them equally for different reasons – my contemporary work is all set in the same fictional UK seaside town of Templeton Cove and I love going back there and revisiting the characters. The Cove is a real place to me and the fun mixed with suspense is a joy to write, I can’t imagine creating a new setting any time soon.
For my historical work, it’s the research and opportunity to travel back in time and feel as though I am writing a British period drama. I see my historicals very clearly as I write and become quickly immersed in a time gone by. Right now, I only write Victorian but hope to bring that forward to the Edwardian era soon.
2. Is there a book eating at your mind, in another genre perhaps, that you'd love to write?
Not in another genre – I write contemporary romance, romantic suspense and Victorian romance…which is more than enough to juggle! Having said that, I have started a new single title romantic suspense, which will be darker than anything I’ve written before. I am very excited about it…especially because the writing is going easier than anticipated. Well, at least for now it is!
3. What types of music do you enjoy the most?
I’m an 80s soft rock chick! Give me some Heart, Def Leppard, Bryan Adams or Journey and I’m a happy girl J
Rachel’s latest release is book three in her Templeton Cove series – here is the blurb and buy links for What Belongs To Her…available now!
She's ready to take back what's hers.
Since the moment a local crime boss claimed ownership of her family's fairground, Sasha Todd has dreamed of righting the wrong. Now it's time to act, and backing down from the man's estranged son is definitely not an option. After all, giving up her legacy to hot-blooded John Jordon means losing the chance to finally heal the wounds in her past.
Stopping John in his tracks—and resisting the sizzle between them—is Sasha's best defense. But there's more to him than she thought, which changes everything. With what matters most at stake, she'll have to risk a brand-new future with John, or walk away from the man whose heart belongs to her.