Ask a Young Adult Author with Rachel Griffin
Make Hugo House your lunch date with our short and sweet monthly Q&A "Ask A…" series. Each session features a different literary industry expert, from publishers to authors, illustrators to agents, and more!
For October, join author Rachel Griffin for some tips, tricks, and advice on the art and craft of writing young adult fiction. Come to the call with questions about your work-in-progress or for ideas about how to get started.
Rachel Griffin writes young adult novels inspired by the magic of the world around her. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Nature of Witches and the forthcoming Wild is the Witch, publishing August 2, 2022 with Sourcebooks Fire.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Rachel has a deep love of nature, from the mountains to the ocean and all the towering evergreens in between. She adores moody skies and thunderstorms, and hopes more vampires settle down in her beloved state of Washington.
On her path to writing novels, Rachel graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Science in diagnostic ultrasound. She worked in healthcare for five years and taught ultrasound at her alma mater before making the switch to a small startup. She has been mentoring in Pitch Wars since 2017 and now writes full-time from her home in the Seattle area.
When she isn’t writing, you can find her wandering the PNW, reading by the fire, or drinking copious amounts of coffee and tea. She lives with her husband, small dog, and growing collection of houseplants.