The Renaissance Club, a novel called “Enchanting, rich, and romantic, a poetic journey through the folds of time”. Perfect for fans of Susanna Kearsley and Diana Gabaldon, this is the love story of a 17th century Italian artist who meets his superfan from another era.
My newest poetry book is Arabesque, released by FutureCycle Press at the beginning of September! Available in all the stores where you can find The Renaissance Club. I’m working on a new novel, The Invisibles, a story of two half-sisters, their inherited cottage in Italy, and its resident spirit, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. A prequel to The Renaissance Club is also in the works. Yes, I love to write! I blog about the creative life and writing.
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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
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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.
Unlikely writing places for insiration? I’ve got tons. I write best in unlikely places, and I’m always looking for new ones. I’m also a peripatetic writer: Have Laptop Will Travel. Soemtimes changing where you write changes everything about what you write. Weird ones that work for me: the shower (I need a waterproof phone), my […]
I asked myself today why I’m writing a blog — and these words popped into my mind: inspiration, ideas, empowering your creativity. I write this as a writer’s journal, not a how-to write, not craft articles, and not how to query agents and get published. You can find better authorities on those things. This is […]
I’ve been a bit absent from this blog — for explanation see this mysterious, lovely painting. I’ve been a Girl Reading by LampLight, only in my case the light is that of my Kindle. It’s amazing how enriching it is to read stories of every kind. I give myself permission to stop doing and have […]
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