Poet, Novelist, and Essayist Rachel Dacus

The Renaissance Club — “Enchanting, rich, and romantic”Perfect for fans of Susanna Kearsley and Diana GabaldonLove, art, adventure, and time travel are the recipe for in my debut novel. It’s the story of a 17th century genius artist and his superfan from another time. Links to buy: Amazon, Barnes &  Noble, Kobo, iBooks, Indiebound.

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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Italian art inspired fiction

May Gold, a young art historian, slips through a fold in time while traveling in Italy and meets her hero from the past — but will May’s adventure in time ruin her life, or lead to a magical new one? Find out — pick up your copy today and find out if love can conquer even time. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks

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The Renaissance Club by Rachel Dacus, time travel women\\\\\\\\'s fiction novel

The Renaissance Club, a novel

GODS OF WATER AND AIR, A Collection of Poetry & Prose

Poetry and inspiration after loss

“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 Review

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Gods of Water and Air by Rachel Dacus, poetry book




About Rachel

San Francisco Bay area author and poet, Rachel DacusI 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.

Latest Blogs

  • The Renaissance Club on Blog Tour + Enter my Givewaway

    Stop by book blog Fabulous and Brunette to enter my giveaway, read my author interview, and see an excerpt from my time-travel novel, The Renaissance Club! This wonderful site bills itself as: “A Lifestyle blog that focuses on all things from fashion to beauty; fitness to weight loss; recipes to coupons; books to movies; travels […]

  • Teach a Child to Write by Early Reading — How I Began

    Teaching a Child to Write — How I Began As as Writer How to teach a child to write? — by early reading. I’m living proof. I gained my desire to write from my mother, who read aloud to me and my brother every day. She also often took us to the library. When I […]

  • Traveling to a Past Century to Find Love

    Traveling to a Past Century to Find Love — Not As Easy As It Looks Sure, on paper, you can simply step through a fold in time’s curtain or a magical standing stone. You just discover your love in a past century and it’s perfect. But when love across time is the story, it gets […]

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