RACHEL BATEMAN grew up with an abundance of sisters, but an unfortunate lack of boys next door. When she’s not writing, you can find Rachel sewing, wrangling chickens, or secretly planning her next road trip. Rachel lives with her husband and two sons in Great Falls, Montana.

Rachel is the owner of SecondStar Boutique, a home and self-care shop. SecondStar Boutique specializes in candles and wax melts, bath & body, high quality enamel pins, and custom-designed classic novels, all inspired by the stories that shape us.

The Slightly Less Official Bio: I eat ice cream for breakfast. A lot. I like to sew my own clothes, and have an extensive collection of geeky dresses. My favorite time of day is when I go hang out with my chickens. I was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana. After high school, I led a nomadic life, living in Idaho, Hawai’i, North Carolina, and Wyoming before coming back to Montana, where I live with my geeky farmer husband, super awesome sons, and adorable (but annoying) pets.