About Rachel Resnick
Rachel Resnick, Literary Alchemist + Book Wrangler, is a working writer and a devoted mentor whose exuberance informs all of our Writers On Fire community of fiery scribes. We believe in the power of the written word, and the strength of community. We believe the more we access our own true voices and share our stories, the more human and connected we will be worldwide.
LA Times Bestselling Author, Rachel Resnick, wrote Love Junkie: A Memoir (Bloomsbury), and Go West Young F*cked-Up Chick: A Novel of Separation (St. Martin’s). Her essays, articles and fiction have appeared in nearly a dozen anthologies, most recently Men Undressed: Women Writers on the Male Sexual Experience, What Was I Thinking? 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories, and many more magazines, newspapers and literary journals including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Marie Claire, Women’s Health, BlackBook, Tin House and more.
Stay tuned for the Audible.com version of Love Junkie in 2013, along with a new companion ebook.
She has taught in and lectured at major writing programs, among them UCLA Extension Writers Program, USC Professional Writing Program, Loyola Marymount, mediabistro.com, Cal Arts, Stanford, LACC, Chapman, Whittier, Emerson, Antioch, UC Riverside/Palm Desert. Resnick is also a seasoned public speaker and moderator who’s spoken everywhere from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to Yale University symposiums to a UN-affiliated event. Slake nominated her for a 2011 James Beard Award, the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing award. She coaches privately with a select few each year; and runs Writers On Fire writing retreats and workshops in Hawaii, France, Uruguay, Desert Hot Springs and Los Angeles.
In 2012, she plunged headfirst into the wild entrepreneurial dimension. She’s attended numerous educational events led by leaders and groups including: Kendall Summerhawk, James Malinchak, Christina Morassi, Marie Forleo, GKIC, and she has trained under biz gurus Ali Brown, Eli Davidson and Suzanne Evans. Now she’s fired up to help experts transform their books-to-be from boring to bestsellers. With her unique ability to draw out yours and your clients’ stories and capture your distinctive voice, combined with your killer signature system, Rachel’s the go-to person for experts who want a vivid, emotionally engaging, unputdownable book that’ll pop off the page.
If you’re interested in getting a taste of some of Rachel’s writing, here are some links. More writing to come.
For now, a favorite quote from a personal essay inspired by a monthlong trip to India. This essay is set in Varanasi, The City of Lights. Experience the burning ghats, and close encounters with the dead.
“I’m here for internal arson. Don’t touch me.”
~Rachel Resnick, “Death is not Ping-Pong”
And here is a wild piece forged during a month-long trip to Morocco some years ago. It’s translated into Spanish. You can choose which version to read. Jill Adams is the amazing editor for The Barcelona Review. The pic should give you pause, and fair warning. Enter and read…if you dare.
And here’s a short story, “Evening at the Cryo-Crystal Circus Hotel” excerpted from Men Undressed: Women Writers and the Male Sexual Experience:
And the self-interview that followed: