Rachel Keener

Years ago, during an intense law class I gave up trying to make sense of civil procedure. Instead, I opened a blank page on my laptop and started writing about a girl named Mercy. It was a poor choice for anyone hoping to excel in law. But I attended law school simply because it seemed the next logical step after a political science degree. What I didn't realize that day in civil procedure, is that my true next step was that blank page, and that girl named Mercy. 

Today, my law license is inactive, but my writing is not. I'm the author of The Killing Tree, The Memory Thief, and my new novel, Pearl Weaver's Epic Apology. I aspire to create books filled with characters that endure. It is my great wish that you will treasure your time with these characters as much as I have. If you do, I would love to hear from you.  


"Rachel Keener shows some serious literary chops; her characters are complex, her plot twists are pleasingly unpredictable and her writing oozes atmosphere..."  

Minneapolis Star Tribune