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

I write from a place of hope and despair from the San Francisco Bay Area, where I was born and raised. I write because the climate crisis affects everyone. I write for my daughters and for young people around the world.

My next book, GIRL WARRIORS: How 25 Young Activists Are Saving the Earth is forthcoming on April 6, 2021 (Chicago Review Press).

I’m currently researching for NO PLANET B: 15 Contemporary Women Solving the Climate Crisis. due out in 2023 (Chicago Review Press).

I’ve written for dozens of publications, including:

The Washington Post


The New York Times

Family Circle

Parents, and more. 

I went to Reed College in Portland, OR, and then to The New School in NYC, where I got my B.A. in journalism.  

Solo moms are my heroes: I was one for a decade. I met my partner at a book launch party, and today we’re the proud parents of two amazing daughters who are 12 years apart. 

I’m also a band geek who plays the alto sax.