When Rachel was a child, her parents gave her a set of Lisa Frank art supplies, and it changed her life forever.  She continued illustrating and wrote her first book at the age of ten, a thrilling story about two run away dogs. She made a B, but the pictures were amazing. In addition to painting, Rachel has taught art for ten years as both a public school educator and private art instructor.  She has worked with students ranging from five to eighteen years old.  Currently,  Rachel spends her time with her sweet family, illustrating and living the dream.