Rachel Svendsen is a poet and writer from Milford, PA where she lives with her husband and daughter. She is a stay at home mom slowly working towards her BA in English Writing from William Paterson University. Her short story “Filling the Silence” received an honorable mention in the 2019 Story Embers short story competition.
She is a voracious reader, enjoying many genres. Her love of reading began at ten years old when she read Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. Some of her favorite authors include: R.C. Sproul, Donna Tartt, Neil Gaiman, Wendell Berry, Lisa See, and P.G. Wodehouse.
She started writing poems and short stories in Middle School, as well as a few dramatic diary entries. She wrote two cheesy novellas in 6th grade which have mysteriously disappeared. She is currently revising three completed novels and has five other manuscripts queued up behind them.
This blog is a mixture of book reviews and reflections on her life and journey as a writer.