rachelheadshot17_beachRachel Allord lives in central Wisconsin with her husband and two children. She holds an English education degree from UW-Stevens Point and her articles and stories have appeared in various publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul books and MOPS International. She’s also the author of two novels, Mother of My Son and The Ground Beneath Us. When she’s not writing, she teaches writing to home-schooled junior high and high school students. Rachel and her family are making plans to move to London England to serve with a non-profit ministry that equips and trains church leaders, and uses the arts to share hope to impoverished families, immigrants, and those in the arts community.