Rachel Menard

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My first published work was an essay I wrote in college to win a gift card to the university book store. They printed the essay in the school paper and asked if they could include a photo. I said, "sure," assuming the photo would be small. It was an 8x10 and took up half of the page. For the next three years, I was known as, "Hey, you're that girl who wrote that essay!" Until I volunteered for a comedic hypnotist. Then I was known as, "Hey, you're that girl who pretended to be a televangelist!" Since then, I always ask how big the photo will be, and I decline all invitations to be hypnotized.

STEEL HAND, COLD HEART is out May 2019!

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David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party Thanks for the FriendVite, Rachel! And glad you enjoyed my Oathbringer gif! I look forward to chatting books with you! :D

faith ✨ Thanks for the friend request—happy reading!

MissBecka Always nice to find another bunny loving Ravenclaw ;)
Thanks for the friend request; I look forward to stalking your bookshelves!

Leona  Carstairs Thanks for sending me a fr! Glad to hear someone else agrees with me about dark YA :D

Caroline Thanks for the fr! I loved Strange the Dreamer and totally agree with you about Lazlo!

See ya around!

Lily ☁️ Hi Rachel, thanks for your fr! I absolutely adore Strange the Dreamer, I can’t wait for the sequel. :)

Hope you have a lovely day & see you around! x

Divine Anas Thank you so much for your friend request and for affirming my review! :D Hope we could interact more here in GR~ Happy reading :)

Yusra  ✨ Hi Rachel! Thank you for the friend request :) glad to know we have the same book preferences, and hope to see you around goodreads! xx 😊

Rachel Alisi ☆ needs to stop starting new books ☆ wrote: "Oh, NP. =) I hate it when people attack reviewers for their opinions on a book.

I do too! It's like they're trying to bully you into changing your mind. I'll keep an eye out for your scathing review, and I'll watch your back.

Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆ Oh, NP. =) I hate it when people attack reviewers for their opinions on a book. I'm reading that book right now (at about 75%) and god, is it terrible or what? XD You've no idea the highlighting I've done thus far! Boy, the fun I'm going to have writing that review. >:D

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MLE  Thanks for the friend request. It was a really well done review.

Brandi Hi! So glad to not be alone on my island of dislike for Cinder, lol!

Stacey O'Neale Thanks for following me on twitter and now on GR. :-)

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