My name is Rachel Poli. I’m a 24-year-old who resides in the United States.
I AM A WRITER.
I have been writing since I was 10-years-old starting off with simple fan fiction. I mainly write children’s, middle grade, and young adult. However, I have tried my hand at scripts, poems, and short stories and I have some ideas for those as well. I am not yet published, but I’m on my way.
I AM A BLOGGER.
I started this blog in May 2012 to get my writing out in the real world and use it as an author platform. However, it’s become so much more than that. I update this blog on a daily basis with short stories, book reviews, writing prompts, and fun informative articles about reading and writing. I also have guest bloggers on my site and conduct interviews with authors.
I AM A READER.
I enjoy reading books from middle grade to young adult with the occasional children’s book sprinkled in. I especially enjoy reading mystery novels. My sister and I go to Barnes & Noble just about every week. I prefer physical books, but I do have a Kindle and absolutely love it. I’m an avid book reviewer as well.
I AM AN ASSISTANT BOOK PUBLICIST.
In July 2017 I interned for Emily Green, a book publicist, for a few months where I found book bloggers and reviewers and reached out to them for certain projects. Now I work part-time as her assistant book publicist on a project by project basis.
I AM A GAMER.
Video games are one of my hobbies. I love to play Pokemon, Ace Attorney, The Legend of Zelda, Mario, and much more. My sister and I run a video game blog together called Double Jump, feel free to check it out.
I AM A STUDENT.
After graduating high school in 2011, I got my Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 2013. In 2015 I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in English Studies: Creative Writing. I do think about getting my Master’s degree from time to time, but at this point in time I most likely won’t go back to school.
I AM AN EDUCATOR AND NANNY.
I worked as a lead teacher in a preschool for about three years before working at an integrated preschool as a teacher’s aide for another four years. I’m also the director of the Sunday school program at my church. I teach one of the classes and created the curriculum for the program. I’ve also been a nanny since 2009, watching children ages ranging from two years to 17 years. Some children with disabilities, some without. I’ve worked for multiple families over the years, but I currently work for one family now.
I AM A DAUGHTER, SISTER, AUNT, AND PET OWNER.
I am the youngest of three girls. I live with my mother, father, and one older sister, Kris. My other older sister lives with her husband and my toddler nephew. I also have a cat named Chase, a dog named Chip, a turtle named Raph, and two fish tanks. I brought all these animals home and hope to bring home more someday.