Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old

About Rachel

May 28th, 2016

Rittenhouse48My name is Rachel and I am a 19 year old, previously homeschooled, author of 5 self-published books, including the Woodsmall Sisters series and A Student’s Guide: 10 Easy Steps to Writing and Publishing

Writing has been in my blood for as long as I can remember and it is something that I take pleasure in doing. On my blog, I write about my writing journey, life experiences, book reviews, author interviews, and much more! Join me bi-weekly on Thursdays for something new and exciting!


Here is a list of my top 5 posts. I would encourage you to check them out first:

1Read Before You Write

2. 3 Study Tips for the Productive Homeschooler

3. 5 Tips for Publishing and Marketing

4. Interview with Jody Hedlund 

5. January Joy 


Now for a little bit more about me. I live in Pennsylvania with my parents, younger sister, and younger brother. This is where my grandparents have always lived, my great-grandparents, and their great-grandparents!

I have been homeschooled for nine years and now I am taking online courses through Liberty University, majoring in Business/Marketing.

I started writing because I remember the struggle of finding wholesome books worth reading that actually encourage a young person in their faith.

What started as a homeschool project, eventually turned into the Woodsmall Sisters. My first book, Finding Faith, was independently published in April 2014, with the second book, Discovering Hope, following January 2015, and the third book, Accepting Change, published in August 2015. My Christmas novella, Changing Traditions, was publishing in November 2015 and my nonfiction, A Student’s Guide: 10 Easy Steps to Writing and Publishing, was released in April 2016.


Contact Me:

I love to connect with my readers! Feel free to use any of the following ways to talk to me about anything from writing, questions, or speaking!

Facebook: Rachel E Rittenhouse, author

Twitter: @AuthorRachel17



Email me: rachel [at] rachelrittenhouse [dot] com


And don’t forget to subscribe to my bi-weekly newsletter to stay up to date with everything going on and new, exciting news!



  • Mom says on: February 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm


    Can’t wait to see your book in publication! Also you should add that some may find themselves hidden in your books. 🙂

    • Rachel says on: February 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm


      Aww, thanks! Those special people will have to look hard, for some times I even put certain personalities in my books in addition to names! 🙂

  • Kaitlyn says on: February 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm


    Hey Rachel, I’m so excited for you to get your book published!! Love ya!!

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Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old