Rachel Dodge

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” —Pride and Prejudice

I fell in love with books listening to my mother read. We read at home, in the car, at the doctor’s office, and in the middle of the night when I had the chicken pox. My grandmother was a children’s book author, my parents were both children’s reading specialists and teachers, so I guess you could say that I grew up in a world filled with books!

Today, I am a college English instructor, writer, speaker, and editor. I teach writing courses and Jane Austen classes and speak at libraries and literary groups about Jane Austen’s novels, life, and culture.

I love to write both fiction and non-fiction. I recently wrote a middle grade chapter book called Gracie Fieldmouse: In the Cat’s Mouth. I’m currently writing an analysis of Jane Austen’s prayers and a fictional account of King David.

Words are a huge part of my life–but I am first and foremost a wife, mother, and servant of Jesus. I am passionate about prayer and about encouraging and equipping others to follow God with all that they are and all that they have!

Book Reviews: Need a good book? Please visit my “Kindred Spirit” book list on Instagram.

Speaking: If you are interested in having me speak at a conference, workshop, or class, please visit my Speaker page to find out more.

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  1. I am honored to be added to this Class Professor Dodge, reading the welcome letter makes me feel right at home. I am so excited to deepen my understanding of writing.

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