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

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 the most vulnerable. I write for my daughters and for young people around the world.

I had my older daughter in NYC, and I was a solo mom for a decade. Then, I met a great guy at a book launch party and 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. 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.”