Rachael is a veteran journalist with more than 20 years experience writing features, covering general assignment stories and spot news. She is the winner of several Associated Press awards for her long-form, feature journalism. She has also completed two original screen plays and one novel. Rachael is a popular and well respected newspaper columnist and political writer in Northern Oklahoma. Rachael has written in many extreme and inconvenient circumstances, including covering the war in Iraq while embedded with an Army unit. As a veteran, she was able to access locations in Iraq other writers were not permitted to travel. She produced living, breathing features every day, chronicling the struggles of Sunni and Shiite tribes during the war. She did this while still hitting deadlines for newspapers in the United States, which were eight hours behind the time in Iraq. Rachael also worked in marketing and promotions, writing the advertising and promotional content for clients of two newspapers. She wrote all the grand opening promotions material for a newly constructed Bass Pro Shops in Louisiana. Rachael has written grant applications during her eight years as the mayor of a small Oklahoma town, as well as press releases and military newsletter content during her 21 years in the Army Reserves. As a professional writer and blogger, Rachael shares her expertise in politics, government, military, security, leadership, oil and energy as well as lifestyle topics such as spirituality, family life, mental health, combat stress, PTSD and personal growth.
Rachael has created contacts through her work abroad that enable her to obtain interviews and information from myriad sources - some even outside of the United States - who are not usually available to most writers. Rachael's experience and training in the proper way to cover victims of natural disaster and terrorism enable her to get close to sources who usually resist many writers. Her time living without the most basic conveniences and in dangerous locations shapes her ability to write convincing and full-bodied advertising content for even the most simple products.
Rachael is an avid horsewoman. She owns an acreage in the Panhandle of Oklahoma where she lives with her two dogs Nipper and Gracie, her cat Norman and her horse Brother. She loves traveling to California to visit her daughter and son-in-law Johnna and Jason. She enjoys spending time outside training for marathons, writing poetry and learning about great wines.
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