About Rachel Dacus

Rachel Dacus - poet, women's fiction author

As a reader, I started with Oz books, Nancy Drew, and Gone With the Wind. That may explain why all my stories have a touch of mystery, romance, and the supernatural. 

Magical realism runs through my four collections of poetry. The most recent is Arabesque. Previous collections are Gods of Water and Air, Femme au Chapeau, and Earth Lessons. My poetry and prose have appeared in many literary magazines, including Atlanta Review, Boulevard, Prairie Schooner, The Pedestal, Valparaiso Poetry Review, as well as many anthologies.

I live in the San Francisco Area with my architect husband and Silky Terrier. I raise funds for good causes and love walking in the Bay Area’s beautifuil trails. As the daughter of a rocket engineer who was also a fine art painter, I’m delighted especially by Renaissance art and fascinated by space and science. 

I blog about mostly about writing, reading, and publishing. I’m a member of the Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association and Authors 18.

Short Bio

Rachel Dacus writes magical realism fiction and poetry. She is the author of The Invisibles, a novel of sisterhood and family secrets, called “an enjoyable, romantic read.” The Renaissance Club is a time travel romance featuring the great 17th century Italian sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini, who meets and falls for his superfan from the future. Dacus has written four poetry collections: Arabesque, Gods of Water and Air (poetry, prose, and drama), Earth Lessons and Femme au Chapeau. She lives in Northern California with her husband and Silky Terrier. When not writing, she raises funds for good causes.

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