About: Writing

Rachel Holbrook writes from her home in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she lives with her cropped-blog-photo.jpghusband and six children. She has recently returned to school at Tennessee Wesleyan University where she is majoring in Creative Writing. She is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. She is also the founder and Editor in Chief of the Samea literary journal dedicated to advancing and celebrating the voices of women and girls.

Rachel fell in love with words and literature as a child, and has spent her life with her nose in a book. She began writing poetry and short stories when she was nine years old. Her first publication was her poem The Bible in her Granny’s church bulletin when she was ten years old. Seeing her name in print in strangers’ hands was the first small taste of what she knew she wanted to do for the rest of her life. She received awards for writing in middle school, high school and college, but put her writing dreams on hold for a decade while starting a family. When her last two children entered Kindergarten, Rachel finally completed the manuscript for her first novel and began writing a weekly serial which quickly grew in popularity. Her serial was picked up by two local papers, as well as being read online by readers around the country. Rachel has enjoyed a string of publications from 2015 until the present.

In March 2018, Rachel received an Honorable Mention from Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society at their annual Convention for her short story “A Slow Burn.”

In April 2018, Rachel received the Springs of Helicon Poetry Award from Tennessee Wesleyan University.

Rachel’s other work has previously been published or is upcoming in the following publications:

Burningword Literary Journal

*82 Review

CENTURY 121

They Stood Alone (anthology) , Old Mountain Press

Akitsu Quarterly

The Avalon Literary Review

Ink In Thirds

GTK Creative Journal

Ginosko Literary Journal

the Same

The Springs of Helicon

Addiction Recovery Anthology, Madness Muse Press

The Society of Classical Poets

You can also find Rachel’s personal blog, Nothing Gold, by clicking here.

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2 Responses to About: Writing

  1. michelestegman says:

    Best of luck, Rachel! I suppose we are cousins. Nelson Holbrook, son of Verdia and Aninias, is my father.

    Liked by 1 person

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