About Rachel


Rachel O’Laughlin grew up writing adventure stories on an archaic laptop that only ran Lotus Word Pro and froze every few days, which provided a nice excuse to use a typewriter for most of the pivotal murder scenes. After high school, she pushed novels to the backburner for immersion in the arts, touring with her bluegrass band, and a hands-on education in sustainable living. Eventually, she admitted to herself that she missed her first love and returned to fiction writing full time. She lives in Maine with her husband and five kids, listens to alternative rock, and home-roasts her own coffee beans.

Her four-part fantasy series, Serengard, began in 2013 with Coldness of Marek and was completed in February 2018 with Blood of Ashlin. She is currently working on two standalone literary novels and a few short stories.

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The suspense was practically palpable, and at times, I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough.
Read full review for Knights of Rilch at Iceybooks.com

Knights of Rilch:
…a sweeping tale of loss, pride, and the challenge of holding onto your beliefs when it seems it would be wiser to just let go. [O’Laughlin] gives us characters with all their faults, all the subtle shades of grey that make them seem so real. Her world-building is incredible. Her storytelling exquisite.

— K.L. Schwengel, author of First of Her Kind