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Rachel Neumeier started writing fiction to relax when she was a graduate student and needed a hobby unrelated to her research. Prior to selling her first fantasy novel, she had published only a few articles in venues such as The American Journal of Botany. However, finding that her interests did not lie in research, Rachel left academia and began to let her hobbies take over her life instead.

She now raises and shows dogs, gardens, cooks, and occasionally finds time to read. She works part-time for a tutoring program, though she tutors far more students in Math and Chemistry than in English Composition.


As you all know, I don’t generally follow recipes very closely, except as you probably also know (if you bake) it’s more important to follow directions in baking than in other types of cooking. However, once you’ve baked, oh, a thousand kinds of cookies or so, you can certainly start to fiddle around with recipes and create your own.


“Snow Bites” are one of the most popular types of cookies I ma...

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Rachel Neumeier Oh, I'm sure I will! [Watches TBR pile expand into the indefinite future...]


Estara Thanks for the friendvite ^^ - I feel flattered and hope you'll find as many interesting books via my friends and me as I find via your blog posts.


Rachel Neumeier That's definitely the best reason!


♥iDevourBooks♥ ☆Sonic~Obsessed☆ Thanks for adding me as a friend!! Be proud to be my 100th friend on Goodreads, even if I'm mainly on Goodreads to rate and write reviews on books. :)


Cheryl Landmark Good luck with your new manuscript! I can't wait to read "Lord of the Changing Winds".


Rachel Neumeier Well, plus I'm finishing a manuscript . . . I think by Wednesday. Probably. Maybe. Soon, anyway. Then, before revising, a break to tear into the growing To Be Read pile!


Cheryl Landmark I know. So many books, so little time! :)


Rachel Neumeier Of course; thanks for your request.

I've just started to use Goodreads more, so I hope to start reviewing books here and reading other members' reviews . . . any day now, as soon as I have time!


Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friendship, Rachel.


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