Meet Rachel

Crafting novels and the art of story are my passions.

I’m Rachel Russell, a freelance writer and novelist.

When it comes to novels, nothing beats an inspirational romance. (I’m biased.) Add in some adventure, redemption, and hope, and you’ve got the makings of an epic story.

My heroes and heroines are imperfect people. The exciting part is to see how they grow through the course of the novel.

Set in the beautiful state of Oregon, you’ll discover the mountains, valleys, coastline, and desert of this great state. When you finish the last page, my hope is that not only will you feel like you’ve been here, you’ll feel like you know the people here, too.

The truth is, I always wanted to be a writer, but I’m also super practical. I pursued a degree in biology with a chemistry minor and then, promptly went into law enforcement. What? Yep, I did. But God had a master plan, and He has guided the tapestry of my life, moving me on from law enforcement, weaving in a husband and two children, bringing me back to the desire of my heart. And so, I write.

In December 2017, I began working with Susan May Warren at My Book Therapy through Novel Academy and Storycrafters program. Her instruction and mentoring have revolutionized my writing and it’s been an honor to learn from her and the MBT staff.

I’m also a voracious reader, avid equestrienne, and believe humor is one of God’s greatest gifts to us.

I’m a member of Oregon Christian Writers and a blogger for My Book Therapy’s Learn How to Write a Novel blog.

And freelance writing?

I’ve stepped away from freelance writing in the past year. What I had found, however, was that the digital content readers were hungry for story. Let’s face it, for novelists, freelance article writing might sound rather dull.

What I discovered, however, is that modern consumers are savvy. They crave more than details, facts, or a sales pitch. They want a story. They want to understand why a company, product, or service is important to them and how it can solve problems in their own life. Prospective clients want to feel like content marketing matters to them.

I brought the world of story to companies who needed to engage and connect with their clients and customers. From symphonic orchestras, museums, and fruit growers, to plumbers, resorts, and restaurants, readers wanted to understand more about the world around them and feel a part of it.

My primary focus was on sponsored content. These articles are posted on television and radio websites as sponsored content. Think of it as advertising that seamlessly fits into the needs of the readers. Clients included:

  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Coosa Valley Credit Union
  • Vein Atlanta
  • 1st Choice Air Solutions
  • Klement Family Dental
  • Matt Mertz Plumbing
  • Georgia Grown
  • Westgate Resorts
  • Culinary Institute LeNotre
  • Pruitt Health
  • Atlanta Track Club
  • Nimnicht Chevrolet
  • Belhaven University
  • Long Island Power Solutions
  • Hugh Cotton Insurance
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • AAA Auto Club South
  • Reid Health

You can also check out my Skyword portfolio, HERE.