Born and brought up in the North of England, Rachel has lived in North East Scotland since 2002. She has worked in journalism, education, market research, shops, social work and as a radio/nightclub DJ, but not necessarily in that order.
She started concentrating on poetry in the late 1990s, first published poems as postcards, then in a book "More about the song" (2008) and now, most recently, in a pamphlet called "Turn" (2017). All details on the 'Books' and 'Postcards' pages.
You can sometimes hear Rachel reading poems at the folk club in Montrose. She has had poems published in various places including 'The Poetry Bus', 'The Scotsman', 'Gutter', 'The Herald', 'Pushing out the Boat' and a HappenStance Press anthology. In July 2017 Cerys Matthews read a poem from 'Turn' on her radio show on BBC 6 Music. Rachel has also organised poetry and music events locally but nothing very recent.