When I started this year, I had a few goals in mind: Get a job, finally finish Full Moon Chronicles Book 1 and start my social media presence.
Well, I did two of those things. I started this blog, got on most social media platforms and also I got a job. A few small ones and one with a salary. It was named Movie Tavern, or as my coworkers described it, a crash course to being a server. And it was insane. Insanely fun, in how exciting it was working with people I liked to talk to who liked to talk to me. But it was also insanely… insane. For me, being an introvert who keeps to herself and only gets tired out at small dinner functions, to serve dozens of strangers a week was a challenge to be sure. But I’m definitely happy I did it. I learned a lot, and grew as a person, learning how to roll with the punches and deal with whatever came.
Mothers day today! Time to celebrate my mom for a moment.
In one sentence, I could honestly say that she is awesome. But my mom is such an amazing person it’s hard to describe what awesome means in one sentence. Or several. But try I shall.
My mom is smart, funny, emotional, and opinionated. Very opinionated (I mean she’s an ENTP which should be completely understood if you talk to her for 5 seconds). The MBTI test said that it would take roughly 12 minutes to complete. My mom took 5 minutes, knowing almost every answer instantaneously. So when I say opinionated, you can understand what I mean.One cannot just walk by her without noticing something amazing about her. That is, if she doesn’t stop you to complement you. She loves people, and really enjoys spending time with them. I’m fascinated with how much energy she has, (how she could possibly find the time for all these people).
Not only that, but she’s a writer. An amazing one at that. And an extremely brave one. She fearlessly brings her rough/once edited drafts every month to writers group, when I’m so critical of my quadruple edited version. Somehow she makes hers feel nothing like a rough draft.
My mom is also wickedly cool. She is a fangirl and is right beside me watching my shows or grinning at Benedict Cumberbatch or any of the other plethora of actors I love. She loves most of the movies I enjoy. There are times when I wonder who is the bigger fangirl. Then I realize that she doesn’t binge like I do so….We also share the love of the same music, so much so that she is often asking me what band or song is being played. Not only that, but she fuels my passions. My love for writing, my fascination for stories, and my weirdness with everything else has been strengthened by her. She read to me when I was little, she builds up my passions by giving me things that remind her of my fandoms.
She loves stories, and loves to talk for hours but she also listens too. For someone who is not afraid of speaking in public, I have seen that she will be silent and let me rant when she thinks I need to. She is so passionate about life and all of its infinite mysteries, so inspired and honest with the world. She truly is an inspiration to me, and, because she is so very willing to share herself with the world, she should be praised and appreciated for everything that she is.
For, above all else, she’s my mom, and I wish to always see her smile and happy, and no matter what, that will always be important to me,
Thanks to my mother, I have been exceedingly blessed and am humbling praising God for her everyday.
In Hebrew, Patricia means “noble”, which is certainly fitting for her. Her middle name means “grace” or “God has favored me.” Well, I know why that’s my middle name. I have been blessed with an awesome family and an truly incredible mom.
My name is Rachel Atterholt. Apart from being a writer, I am also a Christian. This means that everything I do and write has a reason different than others. I believe that ‘all things work together for good’ even if I rarely know what that good is.
I am an INTJ-A, which is rare for females but quite common for villains which I admit to having mixed feelings on that part.
I have been writing for most of my life and fantasy has been the focal point of my writing. I grew up reading The Hobbit and watching Lord of the Rings. Fantasy is a huge part of who I am and what I love.
To date, I have written six books, all in various editing stages, and a handful of short stories. Most of what I have written has been a series called Full Moon Chronicles. This was the first book I ever started writing and it is close to my heart.
The reason I chose the name for my blog is because I incorporate the themes of moons, wolves and fire, or, more specifically, the four elements known in fantasy and magic.
I have a huge amount of fandoms that I majorly fangirl about. These include but are not limited to:
Tolkien, Beauty and The Beast, Supernatural, Sherlock Holmes, The X-Files, War Stories, Marvel, DC, Merlin, The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad.
Fantasy are the stories I enjoy reading the most. A part from that, I also like Classical Literature, Poetry and Mythology, specifically Greek or Norse. I also love Arthurian Legends and Lore about monsters and mythical creatures.
I love trees and nature. If I could read in a forest for the rest of my life, I’d be a happy soul. I am rooted deep in life and take inspiration for my life from the forest.
I am kinda all over the place in terms of my writing and what I love and because my mind rarely works with me, I’ll probably be adding more to this. But, for now, this has been an introduction about me and what I love.
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