About Me

Author Bio:

Rachel Rust is the author of YA books. In both reading and writing, she loves all things mysterious, romantic, and thrilling. If it’s a whodunit, she’s all about it…especially if it ends with a kiss.

When not making up stories, she can usually be found with her family and their two dogs — a pug and a chug (chihuahua/pug).

Rachel is represented by Eva Scalzo at Speilburg Literary Agency.

For the less formal version of who I am, scroll down and read on. Or check out some of my author interviews here: Rose Phillips YA | Wild Mind Creative


A bit more about me…

My first book was written with pen and wide-ruled paper in elementary school. (And those early stories may or may not have been centered around real-life rock band characters.) Now that I’ve upgraded from pen and paper to a computer, I’ve been writing with serious intent since about 2007. I write simply because I love stories and being whisked away on adventures … and because I have an imagination with no shut off button.

The first book I distinctly remember loving was Scuffy the Tugboat–and I’ve loved tugboats ever since. (See photo above. Ballard Locks, Seattle. Heaven.)

I read a variety of genres and age categories (I’m a proud Hufflepuff, love to beat up bad guys with Jack Reacher, and could read A Wrinkle in Time endlessly), but my favorite stories have a combination of mystery, romance, and thrills.

While writing, I’ve found it nearly impossible to create stories without an element of mystery. I love twisty plots, red herrings, and characters who aren’t as they seem.

Other random facts about me: I’m an October baby and have always loved all things Autumn–cool weather, fallen leaves, fuzzy socks, and black coffee. I hate to cook, love to bake, and don’t make my bed every day.


The fam. The chug and the pug.



Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out my books HERE.