Thanks for taking the time to check out my website! As you know, my name is Rachel Fawdry and I am the author of the Missing You Series. I’m really excited to be able to share my books with you because family is really important to me, and I wrote these books so my husband and son would be able to feel like they were together, even when they were apart. I hope they make you feel more connected to your family too!
I am a stay at home mother to three children – a three year old boy named Jack and two identical twin girls named Eva and Marie who are one. I love spending time with my family, and we especially love going for hikes in the beautiful Rocky Mountains! My husband Jarrett is a full time nurse who is gone 10 hours a day. That leaves me lot’s of time with the kids. It’s a busy household, and there is never a dull moment in my house! If you are interested in the workings of my crazy life, you can check out my blog One Mom to Rule Them All. I share parenting tips and easy recipes for the family.
If you couldn’t tell by my blog name, I have a bit of a nerdy side, and I love all sorts of books and movies. Lord of the Rings, being one of my favorites. Since I’m talking about my nerdy side, I am also a HUGE Disney fan, which is definitely being encouraged by my children who also love Disney.
My other guilty pleasure is musicals. I met my husband when we performed in a community theater show together. My dad introduced me to musicals at a young age and I can’t get enough of them now. If I could pick one musical to star in, it would be Belle in Beauty and the Beast. (See! Disney again.)
Books have always been a big part of my life. Random fact: the books you see in the background of the photos are from my personal library! Some of my favorite memories were reading with my mom and dad when I was young. I love being able to read with my kids now! Other memories were losing myself in books to get away from the reality of adolescence. (Let’s be honest, being a teen is hard.) When I went to university, I decided to pursue a Bachelor of English because of that love for reading and writing. In 2013, I got my BA from the University of Calgary.
A few months after graduation, I found out I was pregnant with my son, and life was put on hold for a while. When my husband went back to work I decided to write a book to ease the guilt he felt when he left for work, and to allow Jack to see his father every day. This became the start of a wonderful journey that has combined all my dreams into one project.
Ever since I was little, I wanted to help people. I didn’t know how, but I have been volunteering my whole life, and I have always known that I wanted to make a difference in the world. I have also always wanted to write books that would make an impact. I know many children escape into the world of books, just as I did when I was young, and I hoped that one day, they could escape into one of mine and help them get through a rough time. If my books help even one family feel connected, and ease the guilt of one parent when they leave home, then I will have fulfilled my dream. (Hopefully it’s more than one though!)
I hope you enjoy my books! Thanks again for taking the time to read a little about me. It may not be a traditional “About Me” page, but hopefully you learned something interesting about me!