Happy Birthday to my handsome and witty husband, David. Husband, father of six, educator extrodinaire...you're amazing!
Other birthdays are to my brother-in-law, Neal. Who always has a joke, a kind word, or a funny story to keep us all happy during dinners at Joan's.
To my nephew,Kevin. You are truly a great little man...I'm a lucky aunt.
My youngest,Sam. It's the BIG 2nd Birthday...*sniff, teary eyes* Where did the time go? You can almost put your flip-flops on all by yourself...woo hoo!
And finally, a June Birthday nod to my baby brother, Charlie. Sure you have a wife, a career, and a condo...you'll always be the little dude with the huge eyes, the bowl haircut, and the My Buddy doll. Bahahaha! I can't wait to see you guys again!
You are all on my heart and in my prayers...always.
Raquel writes across several genres including YA Steampunk and Gothic Mystery. Always looking for another adventure in which to partake she is never seen without her notebook.
As a teen she couldn't get enough Bradbury, Asimov, Poe, or Matheson. They informed her love of science fiction, mystery, and thrillers. One of her favorite stories is Something Wicked This Way Comes. It changed the way she looked at scenery and the world around her.
After finishing school, marrying, and starting a family, Raquel realized she'd fallen away from her love of the written word. She began in earnest in 2000 to hone her craft and connect with other authors and book lovers.
She connected with an agent and after signing with him, sold two series. One, a suspense series that also sold into foreign translation, and the other a dark Gothic mystery. Currently working on YA Speculative Fiction she endeavors to bring the same edgy characters and thrilling pace to the project.