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Raquel writes across several genres including YA Steampunk and Gothic Mystery. Always looking for another adventure in which to partake she is never seen without her notebook.

As a teen she couldn't get enough Bradbury, Asimov, Poe, or Matheson. They informed her love of science fiction, mystery, and thrillers. One of her favorite stories is Something Wicked This Way Comes. It changed the way she looked at scenery and the world around her.

After finishing school, marrying, and starting a family, Raquel realized she'd fallen away from her love of the written word. She began in earnest in 2000 to hone her craft and connect with other authors and book lovers.

She connected with an agent and after signing with him, sold two series. One, a suspense
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Raquel Byrnes Believe it or not, I actually watch movie trailers to help with writer's block. I don't know if its the clear and concise way they present a story…moreBelieve it or not, I actually watch movie trailers to help with writer's block. I don't know if its the clear and concise way they present a story idea, but I find it helps me to focus. Usually my writer's block is a result of my straying from the story path or something within the writing process that has thrown me off my game.(less)
Raquel Byrnes The best thing about being a writer is the ability to bring to life the daydreams of my youth. Before all the worlds and villains were only in my…moreThe best thing about being a writer is the ability to bring to life the daydreams of my youth. Before all the worlds and villains were only in my head, but writing gives me the power to pull them into this world and share them with others.(less)
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I've written about my "Cool Stuff That Never Happens" notebook where I keep all the strange scenarios that pop into my head when I should be doing something responsible. Its a creative boosting device I picked up years ago at a writing workshop. If you're interested in the whole explanation including my reason behind "Killer Geisha's with Knife Fans," then take a look at the original post her... Read more of this blog post »
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