Rachel Smoka-Richardson (she/her) has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults and a certificate in Picture Book Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her books include:
- MILLICENT SIMMONDS: ACTOR AND ACTIVIST, Capstone Press (2021)
- CINDERELLIOT (written with Mark Ceilley), Running Press Kids (May 2022)
- CHEER FEARS, Capstone Press (2022)
- TRACK AND FIELD TRICK, Capstone Press (2022)
When she’s not writing, Rachel is constantly reading, especially YA and adult contemporary novels. She is an avid crafter and her award-winning crochet and cross stitch items can be found at local fairs. Rachel loves to travel and often goes to New York to see Broadway musicals—but is equally happy watching too much TV with her pilot husband Dan and sweet rescue dogs Charlotte and Hazel at their Minnesota home.
Rachel is represented by Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary.