Raised on world mythology, fantasy novels, comic books and magic, Rachel Gold is the author of multiple queer & trans young adult novels. She has an MFA in Writing, spent seven years as a reporter for a regional LGBTQ newspaper and fifteen years in corporate marketing. She’s an all around geek and avid gamer who teaches at the Loft Literary Center an annual class/game for teens called, “I’m Gaming as I Write This.” Even though she’s been out since the age of 15, she still doesn’t know what to wear to queer events.
GCLS Goldie Awards
My Year Zero, Winner, Young Adult.
Just Girls, Winner, Lesbian Young Adult.
Being Emily, Winner, Dramatic/General Fiction.
In the Silences, Finalist, Young Adult.
Lambda Literary Awards
Being Emily, Finalist, Transgender Fiction.
Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
Being Emily, Winner Gold, Young Adult Fiction-Mature Issues.
In the Silences, Winner Silver, Young Adult Fiction-Mature Issues.