I am a seventeen year old homeschool student from way-out-of-the-way Virginia. When I was younger, I loved to read so much that the taking away of library privileges was a go-to punishment for my parents. Especially since I loved the library so much that I once concocted an entire plan to run away and live there among the books….

When I was in sixth grade, I wrote my first fiction short story for a school assignment and things pretty much rocketed from there. My mom signed me up for writing lessons for about a year, and I completed my first full length YA novel when I was fourteen. The novel, Interrupted: Life Beyond Words, was published by Β Zondervan in 2012.

I came to Christ when I was in my early teens, and am eager to discuss the things of God with anyone who will listen! I love my Savior and enjoy learning more about Him and sharing what I have learned with others.

I also love playing piano, 70’s classic rock, old foreign movies where I don’t know what anyone is saying, history, classical music, children’s books, photography, active imaginations, and seeing new places and people. And anyone who took the time to visit my blog and read this biography, I love you too! πŸ™‚

If you want to get in touch with me, either leave a comment in the section below, or email me at rachelcokerwrites (at) hotmail (dot) com. I do try to respond to every email!

Check out my Facebook page and my Youtube account for more updates!

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  1. * Janet says:

    Rachel, I visited your site again today for the first time in a while. It is awsome!! I loved it. One of my favorites is “He Lives.” Pictures are great. I also especially enjoyed your personal photo view of yourself…with glasses and younger and now, with or without the glasses. It was great. I just couldn’t stop reading….even though I have lots of things to do today. That’s OK, it was worth every minute spent. Your personal view of yourself reminds me of what Ruthie said about herself Sunday during our nursing home visit. She said, “I don’t think I have an ugly voice, I’d just rather sing with someone else and not by myself.” I told her that I felt the same way about myself.

    Thanks again for your blog. I love it.

    | Reply Posted 11 years ago
  2. * Sisi says:

    I love the picture Rachel…you look soooooooo pretty!

    | Reply Posted 11 years ago
  3. * Jessica says:

    Hi Rachel, I am the editor of Girlz 4 Christ Magazine and we would love to feature you! E-mail me if you’re interested- girlz4christ@yahoo.com

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 5 months ago
  4. * Grace says:

    Hey Rachel! I’m a teenager too and you really inspire me. If you ever want to email me or friend me on FB (I can’t find your email so I’m leaving you my links) I’d love to chat with you. I’m also a book blogger, and I can’t wait for INTERRUPTED! πŸ™‚ You’re an inspiration for girls everywhere.

    wordslikesilverblog at gmail dot com

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 3 months ago
  5. * Samantha says:

    Hi! My name is Samantha Bousquet and I am a book reviewer. I am the blogger of http://bundlesofbooks101.blogspot.com/. I was checking out your book and it looks so good! I was wondering if you had a review copy to send me? I hope to hear from you soon!

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 3 months ago
    • * RachelC says:

      Thanks for contacting me! I’ll send your email to my publicist and hopefully she can hook you up with a review copy! πŸ™‚

      | Reply Posted 10 years, 3 months ago
  6. * RaeAnn says:

    Hi Rachel! Nice to meet you! It’s hard to believe that you’re only sixteen when you sound so mature and professional! And congratulations on being published! I could hardly say I’m a teen anymore(I feel ancient around your blog!), but you do inspire me! Great job! =)

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 2 months ago
  7. * Ryan Angel says:

    Hi Rachel, your book was very inspiring, it had me crying in the last few chapters, I loved every single thing about your book, I’d love to see your book get turned into a movie because I think it would make a great movie. It’d be cool if you emailed me sometime or added me on facebook


    | Reply Posted 10 years, 1 month ago
  8. Hello,
    My name is Leah and I found out about you through Go Teen Writers. My library got “Interrupted” and I checked it out. I’ll admit I was a bit wary (Not because I don’t think teens can write well, I know they can, just most published teen authors can’t. Go figure.), but I was very pleasantly surprised. It’s great to see a fellow homeschooler doing well as a teen.

    P.S. Taking away reading and/or library privaledges was a punishment for me to.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 1 month ago
    • * RachelC says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed Interrupted, Leah! πŸ™‚

      | Reply Posted 10 years, 1 month ago
  9. * Sisi says:

    Love the type writer!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 10 months ago
  10. * Tori Otstot says:

    Hi Rachel!

    We met briefly at your book signing at the James City County Public Library. I teach English at Bruton High School, and I’m also active in the Virginia Association of Teachers of English. Each year at our conference, we do a program called W.R.I.T.E. where Virginia teachers can enter a raffle to win an author visit to their classroom. The 2012 event planners are interested in talking with you about your potential involvement with this. Our 2013 conference will be held in Williamsburg, and we’d also like to talk to you about potentially speaking at that event.

    Please email me at totstot@ycsd.york.va.us so that I can put you in touch with the conference contacts.

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 10 months ago
  11. * Lily G says:

    Hi Rachel!

    I was so excited when I found the link to your blog on the Go Teen Writers website! We have a lot in common πŸ™‚ I’m 15, home schooled, and live in Virginia. I hope to be as successful as you in writing and getting published. The Lord has blessed you greatly!


    | Reply Posted 9 years, 3 months ago
  12. * Richard says:

    Heard your story on Sunday Morning Magizine. First I wanna say congrats on your book. Second I wanna say I know first hand what brain tumors are like, I was diagnosed with an inop brain tumor on the roof of the 3rd ventricle left side, being so deep on the brain no one would dare to operate they found this in 1994. I have complete faith in GOD and I know he allowed me to develop this tumor and has kept me around to tell others of His love & mercy. It’s because of Him that I live on still today & I get out to help others.

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 2 months ago
    • * RachelC says:

      Thank you so much! Wow, what a powerful story! You are serving as yet another example to me as what faith during insurmountable trials looks like. πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing your story!

      | Reply Posted 9 years, 2 months ago
  13. * Layla says:

    I am also homeschooled, and though only 10, am working on my first novel currently and am almost on chapter 5:) It was, therefore, really encouraging for me to read this, when someone so young and so similar to me got published. Thanks for the encouragement:)

    | Reply Posted 9 years ago
  14. * lisacanfield says:

    I love your blog! I recently started my own blog to help boost my writing, and it is SO ENCOURAGING to see other people my age who are writing/have written/published books. (it also makes me a wee bit jealous, but in a good way!)

    I am homeschooled, and I’m a Christian too ^^ We seem to have a lot in common(age as well XD). I can’t wait to snoop around your blog some more and read your posts ^^

    | Reply Posted 9 years ago

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