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Hey, how’s it going? Thanks for stopping by. Most of what you’ll find here will be stuff about my writing, my books, book reviews, lists, news, and upcoming events. I also like to geek out about things other than books, like television series, movies, and video games.

I think I should introduce myself first, though. My name is Rachael, spelled with an extra ‘a’ because my mom had to go and be all fancy like that. I’m married to a pretty rad dude and he makes me smile. He’s read, like, three different versions of Vessels, and he still likes me.

I don’t have kids, but I’ve got a straight-up menagerie over here. There’s Luma, the youngest, who is an American Staffordshire Terrier who has a terminal case of goofiness. The oldest is Spaghetti, who is some kind of pitbull-stegosaurus mix who requires constant eye contact or else she might die.

Then I have three cats. There’s Toki, the oldest. He’s the chillest cat you’ll ever meet, but he’s also kind of drooly. Sega sings the song of her people from her kingdom in the basement and absolutely loves Old Spice deodorant. Nes is a great big, chubby fat baby who has been adopted into the dogs’ napping club.

I’m an absolute nerd, though I try to hide my power level in public. I love all things sci-fi and fantasy. Annihilation, Alien, Arrival, Conan the Barbarian, and the Lord of the Rings series are some of my favorite movies.

I enjoy Game of Thrones (nerrr, I also read the books, nerrr), but I also like anime and manga. My favorite series are Samurai Champloo, Mob Psycho 100, Parasyte: the Maxim, Ghost in the Shell, and Polar Bear Cafe.

When I’m not reading, video games are my second choice in activities. I grew up with the Zelda series, but I like any adventure/exploration game. I also love difficult platformers and shmups like the Touhou series.

But above all, I love writing my own fantastic worlds and I hope you’ll enjoy them, too. So stay a while, poke around, and chill.