The Renaissance Club — “Enchanting, rich, and romantic” — Perfect for fans of Susanna Kearsley and Diana Gabaldon. Love, 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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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.
Teaching a Child to Write — How I Began I gained my desire to write from my mother. She always read aloud to us, and often took me to the library. At age ten, she took me to a fantastic and immense used bookstore. How she found Acre of Books in downtown Long Beach, California, […]
Time Travel Fiction Sure, on paper, you can simply step through a fold in time’s curtain — but time traveling fiction isn’t as easy as it looks. Or you can switc the hands of the clock backwards, or even just looking with a different angle of vision. But in reality, time traveling can really mess […]
Pros & Cons of Small Press or Self-Publishing Self-publishing fiction versus small press publishing — it’s a tricky decision, and one not often written about. Most of the articles I’ve encountered on the subject weigh the options as “self-publishing versus traditional publishing”. But my experience with small press publishing my first novel, The Renaissance Club, […]
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