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Rachel Elliott is an author-illustrator of comics and books for young people. Her debut middle grade graphic novel, THE REAL RILEY MAYES, will be published in 2022. If you love secret codes, parallel cat universes, and dude-ish girls who act out humorous death scenes, you’ll want to read this book.

Rachel grew up queer during the 1980s in rural Oklahoma. She’s a big fan of baseball, tacos, cats, and comedians. Her bumpy resumé includes the jobs of plaster-caster, assistant zookeeper, crumpet baker, and a children’s museum grant writer. She now teaches first-year composition, multimedia writing, and writing comics at the University of Kentucky, as well as a variety of comic and zine workshops for kids and adults. She is available for virtual and in-person panels and class visits. Please use the form below to get in touch.

If you’re an author / editor / art director and you think Rachel’s illustration might be a good fit for a project, please contact Susan Hawk of Upstart Crow Literary.

Looking forward to meeting you!

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