Yes, it's true that Rachel Vail is known for humorous, touching, realistic stories. Though her book GORGEOUS, the middle book in her Avery Sisters Trilogy, includes a deal with what may or may not be the devil (which sounds suspiciously paranormal to me).
Either way, after having the opportunity to meet Rachel at the SCBWI LA conference I realized that she is the perfect candidate for Monday Madness. Her true nature became so clear when I realized all of the varied roles she plays in life. See, my theory is that Rachel Vail is in fact a
Why? How can any one human be so many amazing things at once? The proof was in her character workshop on Sunday. See, Rachel is able to get so far into her characters' heads that she pretty much becomes them. From their walk to their deepest inner desires, she doesn't quit until the book she's writing accurately reflects this very real person she's created.
I think the trickiest part of what she does must be changing back into herself and leaving the other characters behind. Rachel - you forgot to tell us how to do that!! Seriously though, she is amazing and I can't wait to put some of her advice to use in my writing.