They call me Rachel Kelly…probably because that's what my parents put on my birth certificate back in New Bern, NC in the early '80s. I grew up the child of two Marine Corps parents in Eastern North Carolina. I went to College as FAR away from my hometown as I could get in a little known place called Cullowhee. It's an unincorporated town…not even a real town. The barber is the unofficial mayor.
I fell in love with a guy at work while teaching him how to count down his cash drawer at the end of the night. After finally convincing him to ask me out, a week later he asked me to choose between marriage and breaking. I said, "Sure, lets do it," and here we are 12 years later.
I was whisked away by my true love to California where I had two of my 4 kids while he got a Masters of Divinity and started a Financial Services Company (exotic, I know). The stock market crashed and we left California about as broke as a family of 4 could be and moved back to North Carolina.
After 2 years in NC, the stock market crashed again. But we still had 2 more kids (Can't stop true love).
Tired of being broke and having the stock market wreak havoc on our lives, Brad (my husband) moved out to the Oil Mecca of Williston, ND. After nearly 3 months I decided being a single Mom of 4 was waaaaaay overrated and I packed up the family, threw 1/2 our stuff in storage, rented out the house, and headed for the Great White North.
With no one to call a great friend (just yet) I hunkered down to write my fingers off in ND. The scenery inspired me and I got VERY serious about Colorworld. I fell in love with the rolling plains, the bitter cold, and the amazing people coming from all over the world to change their fortunes forever.
Writing of course.
Reading, cooking, sewing, and learning--I really love school. Gardening and moving to new places. Most of my time, though, is spent taking care of my hubs and my 4 babes.