About Me

About Me: Rachel Poli

I Am A Writer | About Rachel Poli | RachelPoli.com

Here’s a little about me: I’ve been writing since I was 10-years-old. Originally starting with Ninja Turtle fan fiction, I began writing because my sister did it and it stuck. I like to write in a few different genres, though my favorite is a mystery as well as short stories and/or flash fiction.

I post novellas on Wattpad and I’ve also stepped into the self-publishing world. My debut book, Sunday Morning: A Collection of 52 Flash Fiction is out now! You can find it on Amazon and a few other places as well. In addition to this blog, another outlet I use for my writing is my Patreon page. You’re more than welcome to check it as it’ll give you access to an exclusive community, locked blog posts on here, the inside scoop of my upcoming books, and more.

I Am A Blogger | About Rachel Poli | RachelPoli.com

This blog began in May 2012. I wanted to use it as an author platform and to share my creative writing with the world. It’s grown so much since then, more than I ever imagined. I’ve met so many wonderful people and have learned so much about writing, blogging, business, and more. While this blog began as an author platform and a place for writers and readers to gather, it’s become so much more. Yes, it will first and foremost be an author platform and for readers and writers, but I’m aiming for it to be a place for all creators. This blog has a lot to offer and there’s a lot to check out, such as:

I Am A Reader | About Rachel Poli | RachelPoli.com

I’m an avid reader and book reviewer. I enjoy an array of genres, though I have my favorites such as cozy mystery and the middle-grade age. I have a Kindle, though I prefer reading paperback copies. Still, I read a book in any format I can get my hands on. I love reading books newly published and ones that have been on the shelves for a little while so my book reviews may be all over the place in terms of the release date. I like to read whatever I’m in the mood for. If you’re an author, publicist, or publisher, I’d love to check out your books.

I Am An Entrepreneur | About Rachel Poli | RachelPoli.com

I interned with Emily Green, a book publicist for a few months and helped out with a blog book tour for Chasing Dreams Publishing. In addition, I run two blogs, contribute to Pure Nintendo Magazine, and am one of the Twitter editors for the 85K90 Writing Challenge. I was also a content writer for Scout Knows and am an article writer on Medium. Helping out in any way I can whether it’s social media marketing, content writing, or book publicity, proofreading, or website help, is a gift to me.

I Am A Gamer | About Rachel Poli | RachelPoli.com

Video games are one of my hobbies and passions. My sister and I run a video game blog together called Double Jump where we post game reviews, gaming news, and opinion pieces. We’re also active on Twitch if you enjoy watching others play games.

I Am Me | About Rachel Poli | RachelPoli.com

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 two nephews. I also have a cat named Chase, a dog named Chip, a turtle named Raph, and a fish tank. If I’m not writing, reading, or playing video games, I’m usually playing with the animals or cleaning the house. You can learn more about me on my Patreon page and various social media!

Rachel Poli | Writer, Blogger, Assistant Book Publicist, Freelancer | RachelPoli.com

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228 thoughts on “About Me

  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 …

  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 [:

    • 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. 🙂

    • Hi Dan, thanks for stopping by my blog! That’s amazing that you’ve written so much in just two years. Good luck to you, too! 🙂

  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

    • 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

  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.

    • 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.

    • 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 😉

  10. […] Rachel Poli is a blogger I’ve been following for some time now. She’s a fine writer and I wanted to thank her for a recent post. In it, she challenged other writers to create a story using a first line she supplied. The line is… “The doorbell rang at one-o’clock in the morning.” […]

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