Raquel is the author of the critically acclaimed romantic suspense series, The Shades of Hope trilogy, which sold into foreign translation and garnered international acclaim.
Her fourth and fifth books, a Gothic duology called The Noble Island Mysteries, were hailed by critics as, "a perfect blend of suspense, intrigue, and creepiness that will draw you into a dark world...keeping you frozen until the final conclusion..."
Known for pulse pounding fiction with a breathtaking pace, she continues to bring riveting characters and epic worlds to life in her SciFi/Steampunk series, The Blackburn Chronicles, hailed as "a dark, intense, suspense-filled series that captivates."
When she's not writing she can be seen geeking out over sci-fi movies, reading anything she can get her hands on, and having arguments about the television series Firefly in coffee shops. She lives in Southern California with her husband, six kids, and various reptiles.