“All the stories I would like to write persecute me. When I am in my chamber, it seems as if they are all around me, like little devils, and while one tugs at my ear, another tweaks my nose, and each says to me, ‘Sir, write me, I am beautiful.” ~Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before
Growing up, Rachel A. Brune drove her mother nuts by trying out a new hobby every week, from weaving to street hockey to piano to karate. Told to pick one thing and stick with it, she decided to become a writer … and keep trying out new hobbies from fiber spinning to muay thai to medieval recreation and even fencing. Hey, it all counts as research, right?
Her first paying gig as a writer came when Rachel enlisted in the Army Reserve as a military journalist. Armed with pen, paper, camera, and weapon, she spent five years—including two tours in Iraq—writing and publishing stories about the men and women serving in the Army. After five years, and a few more hobbies here and there, Rachel left the field of military journalism and commissioned as an active duty military police officer. She now writes long and short fiction, is an active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and is training for her first International-distance triathlon.
Rachel’s goal is to write engaging, entertaining fantasy set in contemporary times, peopled with characters who are flawed but unforgettable. Although she no longer writes Army news stories, she still aims to bring the military she has lived and experienced to life for reader, to do her small part to bridge the military-civilian divide.
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