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Rachel D.

New York, NY



Growing up in rural Oregon, books were my way out. Now, books are my way of reconnecting with my home. I'm most passionate about stories of found families and friendship.

Favorite Books

Harry Potter by JK RowlingThe Raven Cycle by Maggie StiefvaterWhen You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Favorite Quotes

"Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn't all-encompassing, that wasn't blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she'd had this kind, she didn't want the other." - Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily Lily BLue

Favorite Genres

Most Recent Blog Posts

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Eat, Sleep, Read (and Read, and Read): 7 Things I Learned in My First Year in Publishing

Sometimes it feels like I’ve worked in publishing for thirty seconds. Other times it feels like thirty years. It’s such a fast-paced job, and you’re so constantly planning for the future, that time seems to slip by without anyone realizing it. In actuality, I recently celebrated my one-year anniversary of working in the industry, and am coming ... Read More


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Friday, May 25th, 2018

6 Books to Read if You (Already) Miss the Royal Wedding

If you’re anything like me, you voluntarily got up extremely early last Saturday to watch true love blossom on national television. I’m talking, of course, about The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I had my English Breakfast tea and my commemorative mug READY TO GO, and loved watching Ms. Markle put her own spin on ... Read More


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Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

6 YA Books to Remind You That Springtime Is Actually Coming

I am so ready for spring. Technically, it is already spring, according to the calendar, and yet the weather here in New York refuses to cooperate. I’m still wearing layers and hats and scarves, instead of being able to soak up some springtime sunshine in sandals or even a t shirt. One of my favorite things about spring is ... Read More


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