I’m a writer and teacher in in “flyover” country, Minnesota, 25 miles from where I grew up. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My first book for adults, We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter, was published in 2013 by the University of Minnesota Press and was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award.
I’ve been a newspaper journalist and have written more than twenty nonfiction books for children. I currently do some freelance writing and teach at a university. When I’m not working for money, I’m working on essays and right now, another book.
I find inspiration in many places and I hope to bring a little of that to you.
If you’re interested in my book, you can “like” my page on Facebook.
I frequently speak at libraries, schools, and book clubs about my book and the writing process. I also lead writing workshops. Find out more at www.rachaelhanel.com.