What I’ve Been Up to Lately….

Sooooo, you may be wondering what I’ve been up to lately. Here’s the lowdown.

I bought a car.

Oooooh…. impressive, right??? Haha, hold your horses. It’s not a NEW car. In fact, it’s ten years old. But it ‘s a Honda and they run for like forever, right? (Here’s hoping)

Anyway, I drive my car in classy vintage dresses and store old LIFE magazines in the back seat, naturally. Because I am Rachel Coker, afterall. And I’m also a bit weird.


This photo is actually a part of a project I’ve been working on since the New Year. It’s called a “365 Project”, and those of you who have the good sense to have already liked my photography page on Facebook have been following along, right? Anyway, I basically post a photo everyday of me, my sisters, my friends, my family, or just random snippets of my life. The project is mostly un-book/blog related stuff, so you won’t find much of it here. I’m talking about me, my friends, and my real, normal life. Quite frankly, it’s a rather overwhelming project, but I already can’t wait until the year is over and I can look back over photographic glimpses of the past 365 days of my life. It’s going to be so. exciting.

Also, I’ve dipped my toes into the world of Twitter. Yep, that’s right, folks! I’m tweeting! It’s so breathtakingly exciting! (Haha, can you hear the sarcasm in my voice??) Actually, I fought the pressure to get a Twitter account for so long, but now that I have one I’m kind of loving it. It’s so easy to connect with my readers and get to know people! For those of you who have an account, feel free to follow me @RachelCoker3. I’m actually hosting a live Q&A chat Thursday afternoon at 2 PM EST, where I’ll be answering any questions you all might have about writing, publishing, or my new book Chasing Jupiter. It’ll be totally casual and fun, and a great chance for us all to interact and hang out together for about an hour. 🙂 I really hope all of you join in on the conversation and keep me from feeling like I’m tweeting out to an empty cyberuniverse… *gulp*

I also ate a salad for lunch. For the past five days. Which means I’m slowly turning insane. Or healthy. You pick.

What have you been up to so far this year? Have any of you gotten your hands on Chasing Jupiter yet???



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  1. * Emily says:

    Haha, I saw that picture on your photography page, and really wanted to “like” it, but I couldn’t, because I don’t have a Facebook account. :/ I love how you say you drive around in classy vintage dresses and store old LIFE magazines in the backseat… because that seriously sounds so awesome. 😉

    | Reply Posted 5 years, 5 months ago
  2. * Chelsea G. says:

    How do you view a facebook page if you don’t have a facebook account?

    | Reply Posted 5 years, 5 months ago
    • * RachelC says:

      Chelsea, if you google “Rachel Coker Photography Facebook” and click on the second search result, you *should* be able to see the pictures, since it’s a public page. If not, find a friend with a FB page and stalk it on their computer, haha! 😉

      | Reply Posted 5 years, 5 months ago
  3. * Hannah says:

    Wow Rachel! You’re awesome!! Congrats on that sleek *new* car of yours! You look so cute standing with it! 🙂 And as to your project 365, wow, you have a lot more guts than I do! I thought about doing something like that…But I have a new camera arriving in the mail TODAY (WHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!) , so maybe that will change things. 😉

    | Reply Posted 5 years, 5 months ago
  4. * Hannah says:

    Rachel: I just looked through your photography facebook page (I don’t have a facebook, or I would surely comment and like everything! 😉 ). You are such an AMAZING inspiration to me!! Homeschooler (Like me!), Live in Virginia 😉 (Like me!) , PUBLISHED writer, AND, an incredible photographer!!! Your are such a role model in so many different ways!!

    | Reply Posted 5 years, 5 months ago
    • * RachelC says:

      Aw, thank you Hannah! That’s such a sweet thing to say. 🙂 We DO have a lot in common! Do you attend the HEAV Convention in June? I’ll be speaking there this year, if you want to come meet me! 🙂 I’d love to meet a few of my blog readers face to face!

      | Reply Posted 5 years, 5 months ago
      • * Hannah says:

        Oh, I would LOVE to, but unfortunately, I won’t. :(:(:( I’d love to meet you! Just prepare yourself for a random person coming up to you if you are out my way and saying, “Are you Rachel Coker?” 🙂 Heehee! I’m going to have to get my hands on your books…I haven’t read them yet. (Shameful, I know! :))

        Posted 5 years, 5 months ago
  5. * Jenna C. says:

    Oooh! I love your photography! I myself am still trying to get a hang of it…. 😛 but I love it! 😀 I followed you on twitter! 😉 😉

    | Reply Posted 5 years, 5 months ago
  6. * Slippers says:

    Aww, big congrats on your new (used) car!! That’s gotta be so exciting! (I admit, I’m super jealous, and it’s such a cute looking thing!)

    Slightly random note, but, I just got my hands on a copy of Chasing Jupiter. Oh. My. Goodness. It’s amazing!! I’ve read almost the whole thing in the two days I’ve had it, and that’s coming from a usually slow reader. 😉 It really feels like a book you put a ton of heart into when writing it, and that makes it so totally sweet and genuine! So, good job, and I’ll be anxiously watching for whatever you write next!!

    | Reply Posted 5 years, 5 months ago
  7. * Poem Kim says:

    Hello Rachel,

    I, and a group of other high school aged YA story lovers, recently started a website (dullpencil.com), where users can post openings to their stories, get voted, and possibly get published in an anthology. We would love to have someone inspirational like you post a guest blog or article on our site. No problem if you can’t – I imagine you’re incredibly busy right now. Love your books!


    | Reply Posted 5 years, 5 months ago

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