My name is Rachel Poli. I’m a 24-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, a 56-gallon fish tank that currently homes 17 fish, and a 5.5-gallon tank that homes Donny, my Betta Fish. I brought all these animals home and hope to bring home more someday.
I AM A STUDENT.
After graduating 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. At this point in time, I probably won’t get my Master’s, but I do think about it from time to time.
I AM AN EDUCATOR.
I worked as a teacher’s aide in two preschools, being special education, for eight years. I’m also the director of my church’s Sunday school program as well as one of the main teachers.
I AM A NANNY.
I’ve been a nanny for eight years, watching children with 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 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.
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 absolutely 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 in May 2012 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 and conduct interviews with authors.
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.