Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old

“How to Publish a Book” Sneak Preview

June 18th, 2015

Copy of Writing Is Not My HobbyTomorrow (Friday the 19th) I will be speaking at the SEARCH fair at Calvery Church in Souderton, PA. I’ll be speaking from 12-12:45, but throughout the day, I’ll be there selling and signing my books while engaging with readers like you!

And just to whet your appetite, I decided to offer you a sneak peek at what I’ll be talking about:


In “How to Publish a Book” session, I’m going to touch on 5 easy steps in publishing–writing, editing, reviewing, publishing, and marketing.

1. Write: In this step, we will touch on three basic elements of writing, different styles of writing, and the “extras” to include in your book.

2. Edit: In the editing step, we are going to talk about the process of self-editing, hiring an editor, the cover design process, and how it is so important to choose your cover wisely!

3. Review: This step can tend to be an overlooked one, so we are going to touch on how to make reviewing more enjoyable and a little easier on yourself.

4. Publish: There are lots of different aspects of publishing, so I’m going to tell you exactly what I did to get published and who I did it through.

5. Market: Finally for marketing, we are going to talk about four different social media outlets, the basics of blogging, and the benefits to websites and reviewing books.


So what do you think? Sound interesting? If your in the Montgomery/Bucks County area, come on out tomorrow at 12 noon to hear these topic discussed in more detail!


Summer Reading List 2015

June 11th, 2015

have courage and be kind (2)Summer is finally here and I am oh so happy to have this much needed “break”! Bring on the beach, picnics, family-time, and working.

For me, summer is a time when I can do lots of “just-for-fun” reading. Want a peek at my summer reading list?








1. To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander


2. Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter


3. Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen


4. With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin


5. To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer


So how about you? What books are one YOUR summer reading list? 

And if you want to see my review on these books (and lots more!), keep posted on Rachel’s Back Talk. Maybe you’ll find some more books that you want to add to your list!


#Throwback Thursday

June 4th, 2015

I coulWriter - to - WriterConference (1)dn’t resist doing a #ThrowbackThursday post! A year ago, on June 1st, was when I officially graduated from high-school.

As I think back, I can’t believe how fast the year has gone. The high-school years are behind me and I am totally in the “college season” now!

I love the verse in Ecclesiastes when it talks about how there is a time for everything and a season for every activity under God. How true is that?! As much as we may wish some seasons of our life to come quickly (or pass!), we need to learn to enjoy the place that God has placed us in at THIS time. There is a reason for it.

I love to look back on my life and see all that God has taught me in each of those seasons of life.

I encourage each one of you, take some time and see what God has been teaching you in the many seasons or activities of your life.

Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old