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Rachel Griffin
This 2019, Rachel Griffin is mentoring Young Adult
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Rachel Griffin
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Rachel Griffin grew up just outside of Seattle, where she spent most of her time reading books and worrying that people were mad at her. Since neither of those afforded a viable career path, Rachel graduated from Seattle University with a bachelor of science in diagnostic ultrasound. She worked in healthcare for five years before making the switch to a tech startup, where she ran their PR and social media efforts. She now spends her days writing young adult contemporary fantasy inspired by the magic of the world around her.

Rachel is a co-creator of the revision-focused blog Be Your Own Mentor. When she isn’t writing, she can be found hiking with her husband, snuggling with her dog, and reading on the couch with a big cup of tea.

Rachel is represented by Elana Roth Parker of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.

Elana Roth Parker
Laura Dail Literary Agency

Recent Favorite Books

Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Years Mentored
2017, 2018, 2019