I grew up in Richmond, Virginia. I went to college here and grad school here; for the year in between, I lived in Morocco. I used to live in this crazy warehouse in Baltimore (it was very cold). Since 2012 I've been based in Marfa, Texas where I am a freelance writer, volunteer firefighter, and occasional radio host. I have written about crime, communes, utopias, drones, small towns, firefighters, fires, border issues, haunted houses, and motorcycles, among other things. I was recently a finalist for a Livingston Award for Young Journalists and named as one of 56 women journalists everyone should read by New York Magazine.
I am available for freelance assignments and adventures: rachel [dot] monroe [at] gmail [dot] com. For questions about rights, permissions, and other complicated things, please contact my agent, PJ Mark at Janklow & Nesbit.