About Me

About Rachel Poli | RachelPoli.com

My name is Rachel Poli. I’m a 25-year-old who resides in the United States.


I have been writing since I was 10-years-old starting off with simple fan fiction. I write a little bit of everything, but I mainly write mystery and short stories. I’m in the process of self-publishing my first book as well as post stories on Wattpad.


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 enjoy reading books from middle grade to young adult with the occasional children’s book sprinkled in. I especially enjoy reading mystery novels. I prefer physical books, but I do have a Kindle and absolutely love it. I accept book review requests as well.


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. I have also provided book publicity services for Chasing Dreams Publishing. Now I provide many other freelance services through this blog and Fiverr such as content writing, beta reading, book publicity, and more.


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 other play games. I also contribute to Miketendo64 and Pure Nintendo writing game reviews.


I have graduated high school, received my Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, and I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in English Studies: Creative Writing. I’d love to go back someday to get my Master’s, but that most likely won’t be happening anytime soon. There are too many things I want to learn! In the meantime, I’ve been teaching myself plenty of new things through reading and the Internet.


I worked in preschools for about 8 years before quitting to pursue my writing career. I continue to nanny, however, and have been doing so for about 10 years. I’m also the director and teacher of the Sunday school program at my church.


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 with another nephew on the way. I also have a cat named Chase, a dog named Chip, a turtle named Raph, and a fish tank. I brought all these animals home and hope to bring home more someday.I Am Me, Rachel Poli | 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,

    • 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,

  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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