Rachael Hanel lives and writes just outside of Mankato, Minnesota. She is a former newspaper reporter and copy editor and teaches Mass Communication at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books for children. We'll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger's Daughter, is her first book for adults.

Rachael holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications and history and a master’s degree in history, both from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She earned a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.

Press for We'll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down:

Review in Minneapolis StarTribune

Review in St. Paul Pioneer Press

Review in The Rumpus

Interview in MinnPost

Interview in Mankato Free Press

Reach me: rhanel (at) hickorytech (dot) net

Photo credit: Adrianne Mathiowetz

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