I’m Racheal Alexander, and I have plenty of reasons not to be a writer. Besides being legally blind and slightly agoraphobic, I couldn’t stop writing if my life depended on it. I’ve loved creating fiction since I learned the alphabet and wanted to be a writer since I discovered Zora Neale Hurston in the ninth grade. I’ve had my heart broken into a million little pieces and after surviving that, I realized that I could overcome just about anything I encountered.
After leaving a successful career in business, I found a job I love working with students and began work on my debut novel. I write about how being a writer is a lot like being in love; it’s journey is full of excitement, disappointment, rejection and satisfaction.
When I’m not talking to my characters or watching something on the Investigation Discovery Network, I can be found reading good fiction, listening to neo-soul music or getting high off Pepsi.
A graduate of Marygrove College, Racheal Alexander has spent the past eight years feeding her caffeine habit by working in business and elementary education. After seeing the bulk of her professional prose on brochures and direct mail pieces, she is delighted to have made the transition to novelist. Currently working on a Master’s degree, she lives with her husband and family in Detroit, where she is working on her various writing projects. She divides her time by writing, being a dance mom, and ordering lots of take out. Racheal is working on her debut novel good mourning.