Author Archives: Rachel Kolar

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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MOTHER GHOST IS HERE!

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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Do You Have a Story, or a Situation?

Last time, I said that I would write about the best writing advice I’ve ever received. By this, I mean “writing advice that I actually heard in person,” not “writing advice that I read in a book” (although if you … Continue reading

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The Narrative Fork in the Road

The Golden Egg Academy is currently running a month-long hashtag conversation about kidlit. It’s tremendous fun, and you don’t have to be affiliated with the GEA to participate (I hadn’t heard of them before I saw people liking and retweeting … Continue reading

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Lessons From Elementary School Career Day, 2018 Edition

Two weeks ago, I wrote about what went right and wrong with my son’s elementary school career day last year. After participating again this year–this time with a shiny new PowerPoint, plus actual cover art and interior illustrations to show … Continue reading

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Lessons From Elementary School Career Day, 2017 Edition

I’m still up to my eyeballs in getting this site back where it was, getting a PowerPoint ready for career day at my son’s school, preparing for my sister-in-law’s wedding, and–oh, yeah!–doing the last round of revisions on the novel. … Continue reading

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Hello! I’ve moved!

Various web hosting issues with both Weebly and HostGator have forced me to remake my website from the ground up. The short version: Weebly essentially forces you to sign a contract with them in blood, so all of my old … Continue reading

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