As a teen, Rachel Harris threw raging parties that shook her parents’ walls and created embarrassing fodder for future YA novels.
As an adult, she reads and writes obsessively, rehashes said embarrassing fodder, and dreams up characters who become her own grown up version of imaginary friends.
When she's not typing furiously or flipping pages in an enthralling romance, you can find her homeschooling her two beautiful princesses, hanging out with her amazing husband, or taking a hot bubble bath…next to a pile of chocolate.
MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY is her debut novel. She did have her own fantabulous Sweet Sixteen in high school. Sadly, it wasn't televised.
Five Fun Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Rachel . . . But Totally Should:
-- She interned at Entertainment Tonight in NYC the summer before her senior year at LSU. Highlights included the premiere of The Hours, the press junket for America's Sweethearts, a commercial set for Victoria's Secret, the set of Regis and Kelly, and a variety of other celeb locals. Best. Summer. Ever.
-- Also in college, she was a host and producer of two television shows. Sound Check highlighted the local music scene, and Doin' It was a variety show focused on capturing all things collegiate, such as Panama City for Spring Break, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, local hot spots to hit, and game day celebrations
-- Reading the Twilight series is what started Rachel writing novels again. She was late to the party and read the entire series in a week in April 2010, then spent the rest of the month re-reading them before moving on to inhale hundreds of other YA books. By July she had started plotting out her own manuscript, and by mid-August she had written Chapter One. In January 2011, she started plotting My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century. Thank you, Stephenie Meyer!
-- Her husband went to elementary school with Ian Somerholder from The Vampire Diaries. Yes, she has yearbook pictures of him from the fifth grade. And yes, he was hot back then, too.
-- She threw up on her first date. If that doesn't make great fodder for a YA novel, she doesn't know what does.
Rachel is Represented By:
The uber fabulous Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Larsen Pomada Literary Agency.