I wrote my first novel when I was six years old. The Amazing Panda Roo Roo was a big hit with my audience of mum and dad. It was self-illustrated and stapled together on the right-hand side because I am a proud left-hander.
I recently published my first grown-up novel Lucretia, an Amazon top 100 seller in Regency romance, under my pen name – also my maiden name – Rachel Carter. (My married name is Rachel McHale.)
While I was delighted to publish Lucretia, my true passion is young adult and new adult fiction. I am currently working on two exciting new novels which I hope to finish in the coming months. Eleven Bodies (for young adults) recently placed second in Winchester Writers’ Festival Soaring Stories Competition for the first 2000 words of a novel. I am also writing Lamplight – a new adult paranormal romance.
I also have a soft spot for short stories, with a particular interest in speculative fiction. I’ve been delighted to have had success in getting my short stories published or placed in competitions in recent years – more information available on my website.
When I’m not moonlighting as a writer, I work as a nurse at York Hospital, and daydream about snow and skiing. I am currently studying for a Masters in Creative Writing at York St John University.
Lucretia or The Heiress and the Dandy
Kindle Digital Publishing, 2017. Paperback/e-book
Set in York? No
Description: Kidnappings, elopements, duels, diabolical plots. Making your debut has never been so hazardous… . Lucretia is a traditional Regency romance brimming with period detail, unlikely heroes, delicious villains, and the flourishing of an unlikely love.
Reviews: ‘I highly recommend this for lovers of the traditional Regency needing something a bit different… Rachel Carter is an upcoming talent.’ Regency Reader.
‘Excellent and thoroughly enjoyable. You will not be disappointed if you love historical romance that is well written with a funny edge.’ ToodlesBookclub.
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