Rachel McGrath

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Winner - The People's Book Prize (Non Fiction - 2016) - Finding the Rainbow
Winner - Readers Favourite Awards 2016 - Honorary Mention - Finding the Rainbow
Winner - New Apple 2016 Summer Ebook Awards - Mud on your Face
Finalist - Readers Favourite Awards 2016 - Mud on your Face
Winner - Pinnacle Book Awards (Women's Interest) - Finding the Rainbow
Winner - People's Book Award (September 2015) - Finding the Rainbow

One of my primary ambitions as a young girl was to become a writer. I've always enjoyed putting words to paper. Creating fantastical stories in my head and then watching them translate into short stories or poems, or sometimes just writing about my thoughts and feelings throughout the most crucial stages of my life, as a way of capturing my emotions at that point of time. Whichever, the written word has always enthralled me, helped me find solace and been my constant diversion from reality.

My first book, Finding the Rainbow is a personal memoir, detailing our passage towards family planning, I was full of hope and excitement for something I was confident would be a sure path. I was so naïve to the struggles that many women face, and conceitedly, infertility or loss was not something I fathomed would happen to me. It was an unspoken grief that many of my friends had already experienced, yet no one openly voiced. It was only after the fact, often when good news finally prevailed, or sadly when hope was lost, that stories were shared. But only sometimes!

I am now excited to be publishing a series of children's books aimed at middle school and early readers. I look forward to continuing to write both fiction and non fiction - reaching an audience of people and connecting through my writing.

Where to find Rachel McGrath online

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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,900. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2017 by Rachel McGrath. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - multi-author
With love, hope and tolerance, the possibilities are LIMITLESS This is a collection of short stories and poems by a very creative and passionate group of writers and poets who want to make a difference. All profits from this anthology will be donated to the AMAR Foundation - an award-winning charity that works in the Middle East to help millions rebuild their lives in countries scarred by war.


The Willow and Coco Children's Series
Colourful and fun early reader books about a cat named Willow and a dog named Coco. Children will enjoy the adventures of Willow and Coco, whilst also learning new vocabulary and understanding more about pets and animals.

Coco the Crazy Pup

Price: $2.99 USD.

Willow's Walk in the Woods

Price: $0.99 USD.


Finding the Rainbow
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,560. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Fertility and Conception
Winner of the People's Book Prize and Reader's Favourite Bronze Medal winner (2016). Finding the Rainbow is a fascinating and honest insight into a world that most would find difficult to understand, and many would be quietly thankful not to need to.
Embracing the Storm
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,190. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Fertility and Conception
Embracing the Storm is the sequel to the award winning and best selling memoir, Finding the Rainbow, by Rachel McGrath,
Dark & Twisty
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,580. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
DARK AND TWISTY promises a collection of short, succinct, sometimes quirky short stories with a dark, emotive edge and intriguing twist. All net profit generated from sales of the paperback and ebook will be donated directly to Worldwide Cancer Research. https://www.justgiving.com/darktwisty/ Additionally, should you want to directly support this fund you can via the just giving link above.
Willow's Walk in the Woods
Series: The Willow and Coco Children's Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The third book in the Willow and Coco Children's series has more colourful illustrations and rhyming verse which will appeal to young children and early readers. Willow's adventures as she walks through the woods and meets many new animals will certainly be a favourite.
Willow and Coco meet Santa Claus
Series: The Willow and Coco Children's Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
The fourth book in the Willow and Coco Children's series is fun, colourfully illustrated and children will love hearing more adventures from Coco the Crazy Puppy and Willow the Wonderful Cat as they prepare to meet Santa Clause.
The Wonderful World of Willow
Series: The Willow and Coco Children's Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 900. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Children will love learning of Willow the Cat's Wonderful adventures. Filled with colourful illustrations it will be hard not to fall in love with this cheeky feline. Great for bedtime reading or early readers.
Muddy Face
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Siblings
Gus is seven years old and he has eight brothers and sisters. With such a big family he wonders what it would be like if he was an only child. Suddenly he finds himself lost in the woods and a strange adventure starts. Be careful what you wish for . . . For early readers or bedtime stories.
Being Good is Boring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A fun, illustrated fantasy that will entertain young readers whilst also teaching them an important lesson about right and wrong. Grimwald is a young boy training to be a 'good fairy godfather'. But he thinks that being good is boring! Perfect as a bedtime read or for those younger children learning to read.
Eye of the Storm: The Silent Grief of Miscarriage
Price: Free! Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Fertility and Conception, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Fertility and Conception
"There is no heartbeat . . . " Those four words will stay with me forever. Too many women experience miscarriage or pregnancy loss in silence. This is my heartfelt, open story - my grief, my pain and my hope for a new tomorrow.
Coco the Crazy Pup
Series: The Willow and Coco Children's Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Full of colourful illustrations and perfect for bedtime or early readers. Coco is a fun, mischievous puppy dog who will entertain children with his antics and adventures.
Grimwald's Evil Plan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,930. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Being good is so boring! An illustrated chapter book, with a fun fantasy adventure that teaches children right from wrong. Grimwald wants to create some fun, and is tired of being 'good'. When he thinks up an evil plan, things don't go the way he expects and suddenly he is questioning whether it is really that much fun to create mischief!

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adventure    amar    animal    animals    anthology    babies    bedtime stories    bedtime story    cat    cats    charity    children    christmas    cliffhanger    dog    early reader    fairies    family    fantasy    fertility    fertility and conception    fun    grief    grimwald    illustrated    illustration    infertility    kitten    learning    magic    middle school    miscarriage    mud on your face    not for profit    parenting    pets    poem    pregnancy    pregnancy loss    pregnancy problems    presents    puppy    rhyming    santa    short stories    thriller    twist ending    virtues    wizards    woods   

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Smashwords book reviews by Rachel McGrath

  • Peanut & Lily, A Beautiful Story About A Lifelong Friendship on July 06, 2016

    This is a lovely story of a cat who was found and rescued by Lily. It shows the friendship and loyalty formed between an animal and an owner - as well as the trust needed and security of that friendship. The pictures really characterize this story well, and it is one that parents can read to children or good for earlier readers. Very heartwarming!