About Me

My name is Rachel Kovaciny, and I'm an author.

I'm also a Christian. A Lutheran, to be precise. A conservative, confessional Lutheran, to be even more precise. I believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant word of God. You don't agree, take it up with Him.

I'm also a wife and mother.

I've been writing fiction for twenty-some years now, since I was fourteen and decided I didn't want to be a veterinarian after all. I've been telling stories for as long as I can remember, though, and my parents have a couple of one-paragraph stories I typed up on Mom's old manual typewriter when I was six or seven. I edited my college's literary magazine for two years, have had a couple pieces published in magazines like The Lutheran Educator and Guideposts, and several stories published online. I'm now a staff writer for Femnista, an online magazine devoted to art, literature, history, and entertainment.

My short story "The Man on the Buckskin Horse," a western version of "Sleeping Beauty," is now available in Rooglewood Press's collection Five Magic Spindles.  And my first stand-alone book, Cloaked, debuted in 2017.  You can buy it here on Amazon -- it's a western version of "Little Red Riding Hood."  It's the first in a series of fairy tales retold as non-magical westerns -- next up is my take on "Twelve Dancing Princesses."