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Interview with Author Rachel Greer

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Rachel Greer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 25th, 1992. In her teen years, she loved to recite Maya Angelou poems in the after school activity of Forensics. Her favorite poem to recite was, Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou. She loved the confidence Ms. Angelou had. Rachel strives everyday to be the phenomenal young woman that she is.
 
Rachel attended a suburban school in the state of Wisconsin. She managed to graduate one year early from high school and pushed on to college. She currently attends a technical school in her area with desires to earn an Associate’s Degree is Business Management. While being a freshman in college, she has the title of a Wisconsin Scholar.

Rachel is naturally ambitious, she looks for more ways to back up her mission and that’s building an empire before she dies. Rachel feels she has a purpose for being put on Earth and everyone she will touch in some way or form. Rachel enjoys working, shopping, school, and real guys. As she would say, “I’m a robot, but still a bit normal.” Rachel is a woman of her word, yet very dedicated to everything she’s involved in. In Rachel’s eyes, if you have faith and stay loyal; nothing’s impossible and that way you may reach for the stars. This young woman really believes that the world is hers, and you only lose if you choose. One thing that makes her stand out is the fact that she won’t let anyone tell her no when it comes to her ambitions and dreams. At this moment of time she says, she feels so alive. Rachel is indeed grasping every bit of her destiny.


Words of Inspiration from Your Own Kind is yet her proudest accomplishment.


Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
My only message in my novel is motivation to persevere.


If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? 

Maya Angelou is my mentor. I use to recite her poetry over and over, and up to this day, I have aspirations to begin to recite poetry at weddings.


Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
It originated from needing a form of therapy or a high.


Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Currently, I’m finishing up my second novel, which is titled Over The Edge. It’s my masterpiece on the broad topic of love.


Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?
Not really, I normally write in my mind, and so when I put it into documentation, it flows out naturally.


How did you develop your plot and characters?
I write poetry, so most of my inspiration comes from raw observations, or experiences.


What are your goals as a writer?
My main goal is to help people, but in my eyes, the best way to help others is through the form of knowledge, and with poetry being considered as therapy, I’m so appeased to keep writing to help others.


What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing?
That poetry truly is therapy to heal the world, hearing the feedback is so incredible. It’s nothing like someone telling you I can relate to your poem and it help me so much. I smile and joyful watered eyes.


If you could leave readers with one bit of wisdom, what would you want it to be?
You must believe in yourself before anyone else can believe in you.

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