Rachel studied English Literature at university and has taught English in Spain and the USA as well as the UK. While writing her first novel, Me & Mr J, she was teaching in a sixth form college in northern England, where she was reminded every day that young adults love reading and need fiction that explores the day-to-day challenges they face. Her books are perfect for girls who are moving on from Geek Girl, and who enjoy books by writers like Non Pratt, Clare Furniss, Rainbow Rowell and Paige Toon.
Praise for Me & Mr J `A book hasn't moved me and messed me up like this one did for a long time! Such a stunning debut' Sophie, Reviewed the Book `It took me completely by surprise - it was such an enjoyable, thought-provoking read' Carly, Writing from the Tub `This book will break your heart a little, but you should read it anyway because it's beautiful and real and I loved it' Maia Moore Reads ''The cyber-bullying storyline is emotionally charged and makes you feel like you are experiencing it at the same time as Lara' hockey-jess, Guardian Children's Books 'I feel if more people were to read this book, then perhaps it would give people who watch bullying from day to day the chance to say no and stand up for what is right' HannahLoveBook, Guardian Children's Books 'The author tells a story as if it were real life, and because of this, the book is perhaps one of the most realistic I have ever read' LucyLOVESbooks<3, Guardian Children's Books 'I was captivated by the storyline and the events which occur which were so real and so gripping' ColourTwist, Guardian Children's Books 'It's so important to be able to explore grey areas; YA literature is already doing that well, and this is a brilliant addition to that tradition' Adventures with Words