About Rachel

Hi, everyone!

My name is Rachel Poli. I’m a 23-year-old who resides in Massachusetts.

I AM A DAUGHTER, SISTER, AND AUNT.

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 handsome baby nephew.

I AM AN ANIMAL LOVER.

I have a cat named Chase, a dog named Chip, a turtle named Raph, and a giant fish tank that currently homes nine fish. I happened to be the one to bring home all of these animals.

I AM A STUDENT.

After high school, I graduated with my Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education in May 2013. In May 2015 I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in English Studies: Creative Writing. I plan on going back for my Master’s at some point, though I don’t know what for.

I AM AN EDUCATOR.

I work as a teacher’s aide in a special education preschool. I am also the director of my church’s Sunday school program as well as one of the main teachers.

I AM A BABYSITTER.

I have been babysitting for seven years, ages ranging from two years to 17 years. Some children with disabilities, some without.

I AM A GAMER.

Video games are one of my hobbies. I love to play Pokemon, Ace Attorney, The Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario, and much more. My sister and I run a video game blog together called Double Jump.

I AM A READER.

I enjoy reading books from middle grade to young adult to adult. I especially enjoy reading mystery novels. I love going to Barnes & Noble and the library. I prefer physical books, but I do have a Kindle and absolute love it. So, I guess you can say I play for both teams. I’m an avid book reviewer as well.

I AM A BLOGGER.

I started this blog to get my writing out there as I hope to be published someday. I update this blog on a daily basis. I also have guest bloggers on my site twice a month.

I AM A WRITER.

I have been writing since I was 10-years-old starting off with simple FanFiction. 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 ME.

Me

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205 thoughts on “About Rachel

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It never ceases to amaze and enthrall me. I’m probably way too old for this, but I am trying to learn some new tricks. good luck with the writing. Best advice I ever heard. You can’t want to be a writer. If you are a writing, you are a writer. Now, getting paid, that’s a whole ‘nother story …

      1. Just keep writing. talent is a small part. It’s mostly a skill, muscle to be built. the more use use the muscle the greater the skill you develop. Find a voice, keep it simple, read every word you write out loud. Every word, if it sits well on your tongue it will read well in the mind’s ear.
        Keep the faith
        dC

  2. Hi Rachel! Thank you so much for “liking” the bio page on my author’s site. I’m still tweaking the site, and I’ve now set up the bio information as a permanent Home Page. Unfortunately, when I did that, it dropped your “like.” 😦

    I’ve been looking through your site, and you’re a remarkable young woman. You obviously sense the adventure that is life!

  3. Hey! Thanks for taking time to stop by and check out my blog! Reading this specific post, I couldn’t help but notice that we have quite a few things in common! We’ve got a full house here where I live as well–there’s 6 of us. I sing all the time, but you’re right, with the music volume turned to max it’s pretty hard to decipher if it can actually be said that I know how! Writing is the main attraction though! I love it! Never make the time for it like I should, but that’s a work in progress [: good luck with everything! I saw that you’re doing NaNoWriMo, so super super good luck with that as well [:

    1. I don’t make the time for writing as much as I should, either. I’m trying, though and I think I’m doing much better at it than I was. I hope you get into a good routine with it. Thank you. 🙂

  4. Hi Rachel,
    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. I know you’ve already been nominated before, but I really wanted to get to know some bloggers/writers like you better, since I’m relatively new to the blogging community. I hope you’ll accept, but I also understand if you don’t!

    The details of the nomination are here: http://sohinikumar.com/2015/06/13/the-liebster-award/

    All the best,
    Sohini

    1. Hi Jason,
      I went onto your website and checked out your book. It looks like a great, inspirational read. I would love to read and review it.
      Feel free to use the contact form on my website (rachelpoli.com/contact-me) with more information and maybe we can work something out.
      Thanks for reaching out,
      Rachel

      1. I am far from a professional blogger, lol. I just meant that I’ve had my blog since May… 2012? I think. But I did just start blogging regularly this year. But that’d be awesome if I was a professional blogger!
        I love WordPress. I think it’s the best. Most of my friends on here are outside the U.S.

      2. That’s a long time! I’ve only had my blog since last year I think. It really would be awesome if we were professional bloggers!

        I know! We get to interact with people from different parts of the world. It doesn’t get any better than that!

  5. Lovely to meet you Rachel. Great ‘about’. I am very impressed that you have written six YA books and two picture books – what great experience and dedication. Good luck in finding publishers/self-publish. I loved the gaming section, my son is mad on all those games but particularly now the Ace Attorney series – I’m told there are two new ones out soon so he’s keeping his fingers crossed for Christmas. He’s learnt many the music pieces by ear to play on his keyboard.

    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by. 🙂
      I love the Ace Attorney games! I actually heard that one of the new games may not be released where we are–unless you live someplace else. I’m in the U.S.
      If your son likes music, tell him to check out Smooth McGroove on YouTube. He does a Capella versions of video games music and he has three songs from Ace Attorney on there. It’s great!

  6. My son says yes, he’s also heard that The Great Ace Attorney set in 1800s might not be released. Don’t know why not. He’s looking forward to Ace Attonery 6 being shown this September at the Toyko Game Show. As to the YouTube you mention, he knew about that and said it is amazing. Have a good day. 😃

  7. Hey Rachel how have you been. Are you getting any closer to getting published. I have been having fun writing a scary horror book dedicated to Wes Craven. I haven’t written a book in 5 years just short stories. 5 years ago I transitioned from scary horror to light comedic romantic horror and I mostly did that but after Christopher Lee and Wes Craven died this year being a life long fan of horror and having written scary horror books it brought me back to the genre. I named in tribute one character after Wes Craven and one after Christopher Lee. I wrote ten horror books between 2007-2010 all a lot of fun and writing this new book has been a lot of fun. It’s really scary but that is what it is meant to be. Hope you are well.

    1. Wow, it sounds like you’ve been busy! I wish you well with your short stories and novels. Christopher and Wes will surely be missed!
      I’m in the editing stages of my novel, so I’m hoping to start querying next year.
      Thanks for the well wishes and good luck to you as well! 🙂

  8. Good morning, Rachel, Well I did manage to get the graphic and a shout out to you into my blog. I just read your “About Me” and found that we are ” neighbors”. I’m from RI. But my book is set in your home state of Massachusetts. I hope that you’re feeling much butter today. Clare

  9. Looks like we have a lot in common! I am also a sister and a daugther. I was a student not so long ago. I LOVE animals, reading, babysat for six months this year, have always been a gamer, am a blogger and now almost an author 🙂 Working on my first novel, Give it Back. It’s a thriller/suspense…oh and I’m also 22 years old 😉

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