Author Archives: Rachel Kolar

The Best Spooky Middle Grade Audiobooks for Family Car Trips

About a month ago, I got an email from Shepherd Books, a Goodreads-alternative website (we all want a Goodreads-alternative website, right?) that lets authors create a list of five recommended books on any topic that they think their readers will … Continue reading

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New adult short story!

I am incredibly excited to announce that my new short story, #BloodBossBabes, has appeared as episode 676 of PodCastle! PodCastle has been a dream market of mine for roughly ever, so I’m happy to see my horror satire there. You … Continue reading

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Virtual Mother Ghost Storytime on Friday, March 27th!

We’re all stuck inside, and the Maryland Superintendent of Schools just announced that isn’t changing any time soon. It’s the right call, but I’m crawling up the walls, and I’m sure you are, too. Fortunately, a ton of free resources … Continue reading

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Two MOTHER GHOST readings in Baltimore!

It’s that time of year again–I’ll be reading Mother Ghost not once, but twice on Saturday, October 19th! One reading is in the morning and the other is in the afternoon, so no matter when your little monster naps, you … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Write Every Day

I recently reread On Writing by Stephen King. I owe this book a tremendous debt; not only did it give me a treasure trove of writing gems that have stuck with me since the first reading (“Don’t say you can’t … Continue reading

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It’s . . . been a minute, hasn’t it?

So. You know what cuts into blogging time? Babies. Babies cut into blogging time. Even when they’re adorable little babies who can be posed to look like Steve Harrington from Stranger Things. I mean, I’m very protective of my kids’ … Continue reading

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Interview with Jenna Grodzicki!

My agency sister at Storm Literary, Jenna Grodzicki, recently interviewed me for her blog! It was a lot of fun talking about Mother Ghost, coffee, picture books, and the major area where I fail as a Halloween enthusiast.

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. . . and now it’s in stock!

Thank you so much to everyone who waited patiently while supply caught up with demand! Mother Ghost is officially in stock at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Target, and more! For my fellow Baltimore/Washington area residents, I’m hoping to hold a book … Continue reading

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We came home from our annual trip to Ocean City today . . . and there was a giant box on our doorstep. A box full of author copies.  AHHHHHHH! There was also apparently a HUGE rush in pre-orders, which … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and a velociraptor walk into a bar . . .

I’m disappointed by the lukewarm reviews for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, because I think Jurassic World is one of 2015’s two best encapsulations of the themes of Laudato Si. No, really! In case you’re not the type to cite papal … Continue reading

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