Born and raised Texas girl, RS McCoy started out with a true love of music, marine science, and books. Over the years, she turned her obsession with the Little Mermaid into a Bachelor's in Marine Biology. After working for several years as an aquarium biologist, maintaining huge systems of sharks, rays and coral, Rachel switched gears and become an educator.
Reeling from a cancer diagnosis, Rachel surprised everyone (including herself) and decided to start writing. It was supposed to be a hobby, something fun to do between appointments. She never imagined it would become such an important part of her life. Years later, Rachel is cancer free and writing full-time.
Rachel's favorite authors include J.R.R. Tolkien, Isaac Asimov, Orson Scott Card, Dan Brown, Paulo Coelho, Frank Herbert, Leigh Bardugo, Lois Lowry, Marisa Meyer, Lewis Caroll, Michael Crichton, George Orwell, Amanda Hocking, Tracy Chevalier, Tamora Pierce, and dozens of others.