Hello! My name is pronounced Rachelle, I’m a Canadian artist, musician and writer.
I studied in fine arts at the Cegep de Matane (Quebec) where I grew up, Okanagan University College in Kelowna (British Columbia), and under the wing of the Argentinian painters Alejandro Boim and the late Mariana Semino.
I wrote and recorded two albums (the 2nd one with my husband) + and play guitar and a variety of instruments. We played and gigged and our projects have been on hold for a while but are slowly coming back to life. Some of my favourite bands are Pearl Jam (my teenage love), Alice in Chains, most of 90s California punk rock, Bon Iver, Phantogram, Novo Amor, Led Zep, Jimi Hendrix, old Metallica, the Beatles, Beck, a Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Death Cab For Cutie, Faith No More, Elliott Smith…
I’ve been writing poetry and song lyrics since about 14 yrs old. Around the time when I became a vegetarian So many changes and thoughts and feelings at that age! I’ve been vegan for decades now.
To date, I have published four novels. Some of my favourite books are The Name of The Wind (Patrick Rothfuss), Ninth House (Leigh Bardugo), The Beach (Alex Garland), The Seas (Samantha Hunt), The Starless Sea (Erin Morgenstern), The Wicker King (K.Ancrum), Sawkill Girls (Claire Legrand), The Scorpio Races (Maggie Stiefvater), The Road (Cormac McCarthy), The Lies of Locke Lamora (Scott Lynch), The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood), The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger), The Witches of New York (Ani McKay), Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman), The Martian (Andy Weir), The Boatman’s Daughter (Andy Davidson), The Themis Files (Sylvain Neuvel), Gideon the Ninth (Tamsyn Muir), and The Hobbit (Tolkien).
I homeschooled my two kids who are now big teens and they are my favourite people on this earth.
My birth city Montreal is Where I live with my husband and kids and two retired racing greyhounds.
author facebook : facebook.com/racheltremblaybooks
twitter : @swell_rachelle
poetry & flash : blanketsandfrankincense.wordpress.com
music : augustelliot.bandcamp.com
art : dirtybrush.wordpress.com
art facebook: facebook.com/dirtybrush.art
art instagram: @swell_rachelle