Rachel A. Brune graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in May 2000, and was immediately plunged into the low-stakes world of entry-level executive assistant-ship. Her unexpected journey out of that world and into the military is chronicled in her book of poems and essays, Echoes and Premonitions.
Rachel served five years as a combat journalist, including two tours in Iraq, and a brief stint as a columnist for her hometown newspaper. After her second tour, she attended graduate school at the University at Albany in NY, where she earned her MA in Political Communication, and her commission as a second lieutenant in the military police corps. She returned to the Army Reserve in November 2014.
As an editor and coach, Rachel has helped numerous fellow writers with valuable feedback, contributing her editorial talents to a number of anthologies, including Merely This and Nothing More: Poe Goes Punk, from Writerpunk Press. She has worked with several private clients to polish their manuscripts and shepherd them through the process of editing, revisions, and querying.
Rachel currently works as an author and writing coach. In 2018, she decided to take the plunge back into the world of academia, and enrolled in the MFA program in Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University to focus on improving her craft and her coaching skills.
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