As an editor, Rachel has worked at Avalon Publishing, Pearson/NAF, and Upper Deck Entertainment. She began where most of us do (with copyediting and slush pile reading) and eventually advanced all the way through to acquisitions and editorial team management. When she left Manhattan publishing to freelance, she went on to developmental edit a number of projects, including two national bestsellers and a 2010 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year winner. She’s also worked as a ghostwriter and a copyeditor, and launched and operated a retail store for seven successful years before selling to focus on the world of publishing.
As an author, Rachel penned the bestselling M/M fantasy series Song of the Fallen (Counterpoint and Crescendo), co-authored the multiple-award-winning Power Play series, and has attracted her fair share of controversy with both the Belonging series and the Flesh Cartel serial, co-authored with Heidi Belleau. She’s been published with a number of romance presses, and has written articles for venues ranging from the Huffington Post to USA Today.
Rachel reads widely and acquires across multiple genres, but she has particular soft spots for speculative fiction of all stripes, realistic BDSM, historicals in underrepresented time periods (especially when they teach her something new), psychological horror and thrillers, stories that explore power dynamics (slavefic, rentboy stories, boss/employee, dubcon/noncon, etc.), and stories featuring two hyper-competent alpha males. She's especially hungry for apocalypse stories and frontier fiction with a large cast of characters (westerns, colonization stories, etc.).
To learn more about Rachel-the-author, please visit her website at RachelHaimowitz.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Tweeting as RachelHaimowitz, chatting in the Goodreads forums, and blogging when she can at rachelhaimowitz.tumblr.com. She loves to hear from folks, so feel free to drop her a line anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.