Rachael Allen

Rachael Allen lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, two children, and two sled dogs. In addition to being a YA writer, she’s also a rabid Falcons fan, an expert dare list maker, and a hugger. Rachael is the author of The Revenge Playbook (HarperTeen, June 2015) and 17 First Kisses (HarperTeen, 2014).

  • These Words Matter: Rachael Allen

    These Words Matter: Rachael Allen

    I can’t remember which book made me fall in love with reading. I do, however, know exactly which book made me fall in love with YA: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. Okay, so maybe I couldn’t relate to being the princess of a small European country (I wish!), but I still felt like I’d found a kindred spirit in Mia. I loved that she could be self-conscious and brave at the same time, that she was funny as all hell, that she wasn’t perfect. Sometimes she screwed up and wasn’t a good friend, but she and Lily worked things out anyway. It was so important to me to read…


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