Poet, Novelist, and Essayist Rachel Dacus

Welcome to my writers den, where love, in all its forms, always wins. You’ll find this theme in my poems, fiction, and blog articles. The Renaissance Club, my time travel novel, is a love story across the centuries, available now in ebook or paper. Would you give up everything, even the time in which you live, to be with the love of your life?

I’m at work on a new book, The Romantics. It’s the story of two feuding half-sisters and the cottage in Italy they inherit, complete with the ghost of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. My next poetry collection, Arabesque, is coming out in summer of 2018.


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

Read More

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

The Renaissance Club, a novel


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

Learn more

Gods of Water and Air by Rachel Dacus, poetry book




About Rachel

San Francisco Bay area author and poet, Rachel DacusShe’s writes poems, novels, plays, memoirs, and essays that have appeared widely in print and online. A resident of the San Francisco Area, she loves the natural beauty, diverse culture, and fresh air and water. Not to mention the nearby wine-making regions.

Latest Blogs

  • Magical Realism in Poetry

    Magical realism in poetry — that’s almost redundant. Isn’t the elevated world of a poem necessarily a magical one? The magic comes from close attention –the writer’s and the reader’s — o the people, beings, relationships, and things of this world, and to the associations we have to those observed phenomena. To enter a poem, […]

  • Love Stories — Are We Hardwired For Them?

      Are our brains hardwired for love stories? Story Genius author Lisa Cron thinks humans evolved by learning how to solve problems through hearing stories. Makes sense to me. Why else would stories be so popular down the ages, even back to when we lived in caves and scrawled stories on the walls. Cron cites […]

  • Time-Traveling to Your Favorite Places, People, or Seasons

    If you could choose any one season and time-travel again and again to that, which one would you choose? For me, every season has been a choice at one time or another in my life. Read about this evolution in my blog post at Fiery Seas Publishing, during my now-favorite month of May. I love […]

My Quarterly Newsletter

Sign up here for news, writing tips, giveaways, and more. In my world, love always wins!