LOVE. In all shapes and sizes, from romance to sibling rivalry to parental love, and even love of humanity and animals. Love is what keeps me writing and reading. But love always poses challenges, and that’s a story! My newest book, The Renaissance Club, is a love story across the centuries, in which the characters must decide what they’d give up for love. In my next, The Romantics, sisters also have to choose what love is worth to them. My newest poetry collection, Arabesque (coming in August) revolves around love. Well, what doesn’t, really?
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GODS OF WATER AND AIR, A Collection of Poetry & Prose
“Rachel Dacus directs her steady gaze on art’s meticulous and sometimes maddening labor, on the deep grief and explosive beauty of a daughter’s attachment to her fading father.” – Deema Shehabi, author, Thirteen Departures from the Moon
“What a treat! Poems that float off the lips and tongue and into the soul.” – Amazon ReviewLearn more
I love writing in many forms: poems, novels, plays, memoirs, and essays. My work has appeared in journals that include Atlanta Review, Boulevard, Prairie Schooner, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. I live in the San Francisco area, where I pretend I’m a tourist, sampling the natural beauty, diverse culture, the beautiful city, the fresh air and water, and of course scads of wineries. This all reminds of Italy, where I often set my stories.
I recently discovered a new author who has given me many exciting reading adventures and has also become a role model for me as an author. Gigi Pandian is a writer who decided to go her own way and play outside the box, only to find the box was following her.
Books with Magic for Delightful Summer Reading Three books with magic to uplift your summer reading, to inspire hope and lift you into a world of new possibilities. Books of fun, magic, and humanity. Summer is a magical time, and reading is one of its great pleasure. With my magic wand, I’m conjuring three novels […]
One of the challenges I’m facing is marketing a romance novel that’s non-traditional — that is, doesn’t follow the romance formula. My book The Renaissance Club didn’t start out as a classic romance story formula. I was simply intrigued by the idea of a love story across the ages. As I imagined my heroine, May […]
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