Like most of us, I’ve become so conditioned to flitting between the various social media outlets (except Instagram–sorry, I still cannot [do not want to?] figure out Instagram!) that I’ve neglected to share happenings here. It’s been a busy summer and fall. Some quick updates:

–I’ve been doing various readings and discussions for The Risk of Us, including some especially wonderful panels with writers who make me go googly-eyed with admiration at the Bay Area Book Festival and Litquake. Great thanks to both of those festivals for bringing writers together.

–I’ve been teaching, at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and at Stanford Continuing Studies and the San Francisco Writers Grotto. Much love to the students who have opened my eyes to so much more than I’d ever noticed in the readings we looked at together.

–I’ve been producing the reading series I founded three years ago, Yuba Lit, first with an in-depth discussion of Christian Kiefer’s stunning novel Phantoms in September, and (coming up this week), presenting Devi S. Laskar reading The Atlas of Reds and Blues.

–I’ve been writing. Some journalism for the San Francisco Chronicle. Some new short stories. And: I’ve finished a new book, a memoir. I’m pretty excited about it. Everything that I love most is held inside. I won’t say more from now, but below is a teaser photo.

However you’ve landed on this page, I hope you’re thriving in writing and life through these most challenging of times, and singing a little bit each day.


  • Robert Rubino Posted November 2, 2019 12:56 pm

    Great news about your forthcoming memoir, Rachel. I so look forward to reading it.

  • Rachel Posted November 4, 2019 2:20 pm

    Thanks so much for the support, Robert!

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