Big Announcement: I’m Expecting!

You heard it right, I’m expecting! The anticipated arrival of my first baby, the highly anticipated novel is within sight.

It’s taken nearly three years. Some of you may recall the first announcement about Me and My Big Fat Secret. Many of you have followed me along this perilous journey and offered heaps of encouragement to keep going. Thank you, dear friends!

So here’s the latest.

In January, I signed a publishing contract with Ambassador International, a small Christian publishing house out of South Carolina and Belfast, Ireland. Cool, huh?

Cool because my story is a historical, rooting itself in Ireland.

In March, I submitted my entire manuscript to the publisher and was introduced to my editor. Whom I’m over the moon excited to be working with. If you remember the post way-back-when about my future editor, the one I’ve been praying for since the very beginning, well, she’s the one I’ve admired and respected over the years. I got her! I feel so blessed.


And now, I’ve officially entered the death by details phase. Re-writes and edits galore. The light is beginning to emerge from the cave as I can officially announce, the baby will be arriving this coming fall! Yippee.

There’s so much I want to say about how much I’ve learned and grown as a writer and as a human. Seriously. But my brain hurts to think anymore so let’s just take a pause and celebrate, shall we? So, if I’m absent from this space for a little while longer, now you’ll know why. 🙂

More fun announcements about the book to come!


  1. You know what I’m going to say, right? I can’t wait …

  2. Maria Jeremiason says:

    So very excited for you and your book…and not the least bit surprised that this is happening. You are blessed, indeed!

  3. Awesome, Rachel! I’m so excited for you! xxoo

  4. Wow!! So excited for you Rachel.

  5. CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!

  6. Yahooooooo! Congratulations, Rachel – that is big, exciting news!!!

  7. I think just finishing a book manuscript is impressive. All the rest that’s coming down the pike for you is over-the-top super! Congratulations. I look forward to hearing of the safe delivery.

  8. Rachel, I’m so thrilled for you!! And now I can’t wait to read your baby! 🙂 Best wishes, honey!

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