Interview with Rachel Medhurst

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I was about eight. A friend and I wrote a series about two American girls.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fiction that I can get lost in.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I entered a competition where you had to write the rest of the first chapter from a small paragraph. The Deadliners grew from that entry and I was surprised at how a whole novel was able to come from a short first chapter.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Creative freedom and authorpreneur excitement.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting lost as the story writes itself through my pen.
What are you working on next?
Avoidables is my dystopian short story series about Avoidables and Perfects. They live on the opposite side of the river. Hope is an Avoidable that wants to help beat discrimination. The first series will be free. Each series comprises of five episodes with each one being delivered to your inbox every week.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Just being alive keeps me inspired. I love to write, read and walk in nature. I could do this all day!
What is your writing process?
I'm a flow writer. I sit down and just let the words come. I'm often as surprised as my readers. I never know my ending before I start and I love the anticipation of what's going to happen.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember my mother reading The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton to me. I got lost in the story and was able to be there with the characters. As soon as I was able, I started to read it myself. My imagination grew and this inspired me to write.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Surrey, England. My childhood was challenging so I read to escape. Books gave me hope, so now I write to give others hope. Everyone has a story and I want my writing to help others to know that they can do anything they want. My fiction is always underlined with values and existential answers.
Published 2014-05-26.
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Books by This Author

Street Spells: Seven Urban Fantasy Shorts
Price: Free! Words: 59,080. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Magic stalks modern streets. Werewolves and witches. Demons and elves. Street Spells compiles seven new and exclusive short stories by Aimee Easterling, Tori Centanni, Rachel Medhurst, Dale Ivan Smith, Becca Andre, N. R. Hairston, and Kat Cotton featuring mythical beings hidden in plain sight. Discover a new author (or seven) in this page-turning collection of paranormal shorts.
Lightning Seeker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,750. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Another god in the mix, another Fallen One to kill. Cults, Witches and Dark Creatures. All out to get me.
Thunder Hunter
Price: Free! Words: 56,920. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.00)
Being the human grandson of Thor, God of thunder, has been a curse. When he was slain a thousand years ago, I was imbued with his thunder and given a mission: Go to Earth and send two hundred escaped Fallen Ones back to hell, or be the reason Thor stays dead forever.
Zodiac Twin Flames Box Set (Books 1-3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 152,200. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Pisces, Aries and Taurus are the first three books in the twelve book Zodiac Twin Flame Series. This young adult paranormal romance series is for you if you love action packed fantasy romance. Get it now!
Avoidables Angels
Price: Free! Words: 51,610. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
When I was sent to earth, I had no idea what awaited me...  My creator summoned me. Then wiped my memory of him. Now I stood in a human body, my wings tucked into my back. The city that my angel group had landed in needed our help. Life for the people that lived here had become worse than bad. 
Cancer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,300. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Having the power to turn into water isn't going to help me save my twin flame soulmate. My siblings warned me about falling in love with the man who worked for our enemy. Not only is Matt part of The Dysfunctionals, a group trying to destroy us, he's also going through a divorce.
Gemini
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,750. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
The spiral of fate took hold when Athena held a gun to my head. A trapped woman desperately fighting for her freedom. Was she a goddess of war? Or a thorn in my side? Rescuing her could mean the end of me.
Taurus
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,540. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Drug addict. Lazy. Useless. Drunk. Names that my siblings called me. Seeker of Truth. That's what I preferred to be known as.
Aries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,330. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
I had one goal in life: To defeat the Dysfunctionals. My mission to unite with my twin flame soulmate wasn't as important as killing the group of men that were trying to stop my siblings, and I, from doing our job.
Pisces
Price: Free! Words: 52,050. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(3.00)
When he ran, I gave chase... The bracelet around my wrist iss a permanent reminder of my mission. The silver charm attached to the leather cord iss stamped with my birth sign. Mission: Unite with my twin flame soulmate.