Rachel McDermott wrote and illustrated her first story, titled The Cat and the Rat, at age 7. She has been writing ever since, and has dreamed of becoming a published author. Young Adult Science Fiction is her favorite genre to read and write, and she started writing Christian Young Adult Science Fiction after rededicating her life to Christ in 2009.

Rachel was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska, but she has lived in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area since 2001. She obtained a BA in English Writing with a minor in Communication from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2009, and she became a licensed minister after graduating from Charis Bible College in Atlanta, Georgia in 2014.

Though Rachel has been a writer for most of her life, it was during her first year at Charis Bible College that she discovered she has a passion for editing. During her second year, she decided to start an editing ministry called The Blessing Conduit. She freelanced as a developmental editor for a couple of years, and she is currently employed as a technical writer at Astec Industries.

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