Rachel Hawkins was born in Virginia and raised in Alabama. This means she uses words like "y'all" and "fixin'" a lot, and considers anything under 60 degrees to be borderline Arctic. Before deciding to write books about kissing and fire (and sometimes kissing while on fire), Rachel taught high school English for 3 years, and is still capable of teaching you The Canterbury Tales if you're into that kind of thing.
She is married to a geologist, which means that they have incredibly strange dinner conversations ("So today at work, I wrote a chapter where killer fog, like, ATE PEOPLE." "Huh. Well, I was chased by an angry reindeer while trying to map parts of Norway." "Um...okay.")
Rachel also has a little boy whose main hobbies are playing video games, running around in circles, and plotting his Future Intergalactic Take-Over.
When not writing books, Rachel enjoys reading, travelling, and knitting (very terribly.)
Here are her books. She would really appreciate it if you read them. :)
HEX HALL, Disney-Hyperion, March 2010
DEMONGLASS, Disney-Hyperion, March 1, 2011
The 3rd book in the HEX HALL series, Disney-Hyperion, Spring 2012
REBEL BELLE, Putnam, Summer 2012 (1st in a new trilogy!)
Untitled YA Novel, Disney-Hyperion, 2013