Biography:

Publication of my recent work consists of hanging by a refrigerator magnet on a
cash register at a local cafe.
(Spring 2010)

  My life began as a grand adventure moving from place to place in a 28-foot
trailer. Dad laid the first gas pipelines in the Pacific Northwest, while Mom
feverishly cooked, sewed and home-schooled our way into civilization. Then we
entered The New Age, farming organic herbs and Christmas trees.  This became
fertile ground for my memoir, "What Next?!" to be published this year.
Now I hunt desert gems, trout fish or explore Oregon and the world. For 21 years
I ran an exchange program with a hamlet near Stuttgart, which gave me a chance
to practice German and Russian and now visit European friends. Next I'd like to
tour Asia and the Mediterranean.
On Eugene turf, I enjoy playing the fiddle, raising veggies or reading blood and
thunder, like "PIllars of the Earth."  Poetry anthologies too - by Oliver, Lopez,
Stafford, Rilke or Haifiz, to name a few.
I've published poetry, short stories and excerpts from my memoirs in 8"
Groundwaters' Magazine," as well as the anthologies "Eugene: 150th Birthday
Collection," "
Groundwaters' Poetry: Ripples on the Water" and "Memoirs:
Beachside Writers 2013
."  My contributions to chapbooks appear in "Shadow
Lines," " Payne's Gray" and "Life, Writing and Blue Lace Underpants," some
available at Tsunami Books.
Rachel Rich
Groundwaters Publishing, LLC
"Bubbling up in our own good time-- online."
My memoir, What Next?!, covers birth to present. Life began as a grand adventure moving from place to place in
a 28-foot trailer. Dad laid the first gas pipelines in the Pacific Northwest while Mom feverishly cooked, sewed and
home-schooled our way into civilization. With my folks and grandfolks, we entertained ourselves by reading aloud
and discussing far-out topics, especially... “On a Dark and Stormy Night.”
(Groundwaters 2015: An Anthology)

Website address:  none available

Index of Groundwaters contributions:
Volume 6 Issue 3 - “Morning Song" (poetry); "Who Would Believe It?" (non-fiction)
Volume 6 Issue 4 - "McKenzie Baptism" and "San Francisco or Bust!" (poetry) "Boom or Bust" (essay)
Volume 7 Issue 1 - "Sun and Shadow Over the Columbia Gorge" (a villanelle)
Volume 7 Issue 2 - "Our Readers Write" (feature); "Local Centenarian Celebrates" (fiction)
Volume 10 Issue 1 - "Readin', 'Ritin', 'Rithmetic and Remembrances" (personal
experience/non-fiction) and "Things I Know" (poetry)
Volume 10 Issue 2 - "Sally Forth" (non-fiction/personal experience); "Rudy" (poetry)
Volume 10 Issue 3 - "Furlough" (poetry)
Volume 10 Issue 4 - "Coast Trip" (essay)

Groundwaters 2015: An Anthology: "On a Dark and Stormy Night" (memoir/non-fiction) - page 117; "The Porch"
(poetry) - page 157.
Groundwaters 2016: An Anthology: "The Wild, Wild West" (non-fiction/memories) - page 60; "The Tyranny of
Apples" (poetry/memories) - page 96; "Roots in 3-D" (poetry/memories) - page 113
Groundwaters 2017: An Anthology: "Enough" (poetry/reflection) - page 26; “The Effect of Livestock Ordinances
on Family Planning” (fiction/whimsy) - page 61