Rachel Dacus - poet, women's fiction author

Rachel Dacus’ time travel novel, The Renaissance Club, was published in 2018. Involving the fiery and passionate 17th century Italian sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini, and a young art historian who is his superfan from another century, the book was praised as “enchanting, rich, and romantic”. Magical realism runs through Dacus’ four collections of poetry, including her most recent, Arabesque (FutureCycle Press, 2018). Earlier books are Gods of Water and Air (Aldrich Press), Femme au Chapeau (David Robert Books), and Earth Lessons (Bellowing Ark Press). Rachel has completed another magical realism novel, The Invisibles. It’s the story of two half-sisters who clash over their inherited cottage on the coast of Italy, with its resident ghost, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

She lives with her architect husband and their Silky Terrier in the San Francisco Bay Area. Rachel has traveled to Italy and India and loves setting her stories in exotic places. She plans to expand her journeys beyond countries that start with the letter “I”. She’s the daughter of a fine art painter who was also a rocket engineer. She blogs on the creative life, fiction, and poetry. Rachel is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association and Authors 18. She’s a fundraising consultant and grant writer, raising funds for good causes.

Short Bio

Rachel Dacus is the author of The Renaissance Club, a time travel romance novel involving the great 17th century Italian sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini. The book has been called ““Enchanting, rich and romantic…a poetic journey through the folds of time.” Dacus’ book Gods of Water and Air is a collection of poetry, prose, and drama. Her other poetry collections are Earth Lessons and Femme au Chapeau. Dacus’ poetry and prose have appeared in Atlanta Review, Boulevard, Prairie Schooner, The Pedestal, and Valparaiso Poetry Review.  Her fourth poetry collection, Arabesque, appeared in 2018 from FutureCycle Press. Rachel resides in Northern California with her husband and Silky Terrier, and she raises funds for good causes.

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