This is a photo of Rachel Sarah.
Photo credit: Katherine Briccetti

I’m grateful to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I write in a little shed in the backyard. I write from a place of hope and despair as fires continue to rage in California where I was born and raised. I write because the climate crisis affects lives everywhere. I write for my daughters and for young people around the world.

I had my first daughter in NYC, and I was a solo mom for a decade until I met a great guy at a book launch party. Today we’re the proud parents of two amazing daughters who are 12 years apart. They inspire me and motivate me to make the world a better place. 

My first book Single Mom Seeking (Seal Press) was optioned for a TV series by 20th Century Fox. I’ve been interviewed by The Today Show and CNN. Solo moms are forever my heroes. 

I’ve written for dozens of publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Family CircleParents, and Ravishly.

I went to Reed College in Portland, OR, and then to The New School in NYC, where I got a B.A. in journalism. In between my college years, I taught English in Mexico. I’ve worked as a reporter, a corporate blogger, a textbook writer, a developmental book editor, and a social media strategist. 

You might not know that I’m also a band geek who plays the alto sax. My stage name was “Roxy.” 

I hold onto what Bréne Brown says: “You either walk inside your story and own it​,​ or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.”