Rachael Ritchey


Writer from Spokane, WA. Craves adventure. Has eclectic taste in music. Addicted to dark chocolate. Goofball extraordinaire. Serious as all get out. Driven and focused. When she begins a project, whatever it might be, she finds it difficult to stop in the middle. Even though she might often be a procrastinator, she's definitely still a finisher. Runs on coffee, love, imagination, and a bit of sleep.

She’s definitely dreaming about adventure . . .

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I just got all signed up with Smashwords, but they are giving me the opportunity to simplfy my marketing and advertising by helping me distribute to multiple platforms with several companies. This is a good thing!
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind the book is a pretty personal one. I'm just an average wife and mom who works part-time to help support my family. I was suffering from a disconnect in my life, as though I was just floating along without any direction. On the long drive to church one Sunday in late December, while I prayed about my lack of interest and emotion, I was reminded of the deep and abiding love of Jesus Christ. His love is beautiful and transforming. I didn't feel blase because anything bad was happening but because I wasn't taking time to spend with my savior, to refresh and restore my soul. My thoughts whirled along from there to this story and here we are. The Beauty Thief was my way of telling you that your beauty is not an outward appearance or any thing that you do. Life has no meaning apart from love, specifically the selfless and brotherly love of Christ that we can share with others. That's the story behind the book!
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Where to find Rachael Ritchey online


Chronicles of the Twelve Realms
Magical realism set in a medieval era. Kings and queens, knights and bravery, a land of beauty with hidden magic only beginning to be revealed. Life in the realms will never be the same.
The Beauty Thief
Price: $3.99 USD.
Captive Hope
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Treasonous
Price: $3.99 USD.


The Treasonous
Series: Chronicles of the Twelve Realms, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,000. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A lady-in-waiting who loves a knight and refuses to let fear rule her life. A knight who must battle the demons of the past. Another who must choose between family and fealty to his king when the past comes back to haunt the Twelve Realms, bringing with it a treason that will change the future. There are powers at work none of them could begin to fathom. It will take more than courage to overcome.
Captive Hope
Series: Chronicles of the Twelve Realms, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,320. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Twelve Realms seems an idyllic nation, but behind locked doors there are sinister powers at work. Not even the royal family of High Castle is outside their reach, and Lady Idra has unwittingly placed herself in the crosshairs of a shrewd mercenary.
The Beauty Thief
Series: Chronicles of the Twelve Realms, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,140. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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Love means sacrifice. Magic is long dead in Twelve Realms. At least this is what most believed until the life of a princess becomes the obsession of a man who defies time by stealing true beauty to sustain his life. When the thief ruins Princess Caityn, her betrothed and his knights might have a chance to save her, but what will it take? Maybe their own lives. Is love worth it?