A graduate of Wright State University and The Ohio State University, Rachel works as a biomedical engineer at NASA in addition to writing mystery and suspense fiction. Her interests include health and fitness, acoustic guitar, and books of all kinds. She lives outside of Houston, Texas, with her family. Final Approach was her debut novel in the Emily Locke series, which features a different sporting community in each book. Its sequel, Dead Lift, was released in December, 2010.