About Me

I’m Rachel Rust, author of YA books, published by Evernight Teen.

Author interviews: Rose Phillips YA | Wild Mind Creative


My very first book was written with pen and wide-ruled paper back in elementary school. (And those early stories may or may not have had 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.)


As an adult, 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. If it’s a whodunit, I’m all about it.

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, blankets, and black coffee. I hate to cook, love to bake, and don’t make my bed every day.


Whenever I’m not writing, I can usually be found hanging out with my family, and our two dogs — a pug and a chug (chihuahua/pug).



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