R. A. Desilets

Biography

Rachel A. Desilets was raised in a small New Hampshire town, but left it behind to attend Emerson College in Boston. After graduating with a degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing, she moved to southern California.

Working as a barista, she somehow turned her life into a cliché and met her husband while serving him coffee. They fell in love, got married, adopted a bunch of cats, and moved to the rainy side of Oregon.

When she's not writing, she plays video games, drinks tea, reads way too much (though, she wonders if there is such a thing as too much reading), and snowboards.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
It differs depending on the story. Sometimes, it's chaotic with bubble sheets, charts, and writing on my mirror (which works like a white board). Other times, it's simpler: an open document and endless amounts of typing with linear ideas. For a story with a ton of side plots, it's usually the first one. My husband can always tell when I'm plotting a new idea, because our bedroom is transformed into a strange workshop where chaos equals organization.
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Books

In a Blue Moon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,700. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When Effy stumbles down a rabbit hole, she discovers a fairy tale land in chaos. Death and insanity reign after the blue moon curse is released. Teaming up with the only sane people left—Jack the giant killer, Hansel, and Cat from Cheshire—they traverse the land, searching for an answer. Effy's the key to breaking the curse, but with a murderous mob after them, there is little hope for the future.
My Summer Vacation by Terrance Wade
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,750. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Terrance's mother comes in through the window, she says, "Terrance, your dad doesn’t want me to show you the world. But we’re going – tonight, now." With that, she scoops him up and rushes from the house. Terrance, a naive yet astute 7-year-old, is kidnapped by his mother. Told from his perspective, Terrance believes he's on an adventure to save the world in this short, witty novelette.

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