Rachel Blaze grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She credits her love for learning and teaching to her public school education. An avid reader, writer, and children lover, she dreamed of being a writer and teacher since kindergarten. Blaze acknowledges her large family for her work ethic, determination, and perseverance. Although her passion is children’s books, Blaze’s first piece is an erotica novel, based partially on her life. Since its completion, Rachel is following a more spiritual path. She feels blessed for her God-given talents and abilities and is grateful that Spirit works through, in, and as her. Rachel is an educator and motivational speaker, with a strong focus on students with special needs. Rachel holds a BA in Sociology from Alfred University and an MS in Education from Brooklyn College. After the death of her father in 2005, Rachel moved to Los Angeles, where she currently lives.
Rachel’s favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and every year she invites friends and family over the Sunday before the actual holiday for a dinner celebration to appreciate each other and the abundance that they share in. Her goals at those gatherings are always life, love, and laughter. Rachel enjoys horse-back riding, singing karaoke, reading, watching good movies, African dancing, and going to the theater. She also enjoys learning about different cultures, including their language, food, and customs. One of her favorite things to do is travel. She plans, God willing, to visit all 194 countries, and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Kenya before she leaves this planet. As of now, she has explored Botswana, France, Spain, England, Italy, Belize, St. Vincent, Barbados, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Japan, numerous U.S. cities, and Trinidad & Tobago, where her mom is originally from.
Rachel aspires to be a beneficial presence on this planet. She believes that true peace starts within and can permeate the entire world no matter where you are in it. She encourages people to learn as much as they can about themselves and others and to show compassion and kindness over mere tolerance as often as possible. She believes we should respect life, each other, and the planet and in turn the world will provide us with everything we need, before we even need it. Rachel thanks God for all of the successes and opportunities that she has been fortunate enough to experience and she is grateful for the challenges and obstacles that have fostered her growth and made her the person she is today. She is an advocate of personal development and promotes the idea of starting where you are today for a better tomorrow, no matter what your yesterdays have been.