Rachel Hennick holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in English (Creative Writing) from the University of Adelaide, South Australia (2009), where she completed her dissertation on "The Responsibilities, Roles, and Rights of the Creative Nonfiction Writer." She earned an Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Writing from Stevenson University (2002) and an Associate of Arts Degree in Communication Arts: Television and Theatre from Stevenson University (1990).
In 2004, she was awarded the Arts South Australia prize for creative writing and an International Scholarship from the University of Adelaide. Her short stories have appeared in the literary journal Island and The Australian Women's Book Review, and on Radio Adelaide's Arts Breakfast.
The gripping true story of a Baltimore firefighter who joins the department at the height of the civil rights movement, witnesses the race riots of 1968 and battles the ensuing infernos. After the Great White Flight, Bill Hennick becomes a paramedic. He embarks on a spiritual journey as he risks his life caring for the poor in a city with one of the world's highest crime rates.