Inside the Author’s Mind – Rachel Thompson

It’s Friday, and that means another author interview—the final one to complete a scorcher of a July. I don’t think I can find a DARKER author to round out this month’s theme of  “Night.” She’s not what you think, though. Rachel Thompson does not write horror, paranormal, or thrillers. She writes humor! Ha! Fooled you, but she does have an acid tongue, and one can interpret that as dark. Rachel is a fiery strong-willed redhead, so you know her words are going to be HOT! She’s not shy to tell it like it is, and she often uses more “bad” words than I do in my erotica.

Rachel talks about men (Mancode) and women (Chickspeak) in her wildly popular book, A Walk in the Snark. Her fan base is both male and female, and they adore her sarcastic wit. I know I do!  Sample a few of her recent blog posts where she deconstructs both the penis AND the vagina, (ouch!) and one in which she talks about the “Twenty Minute Man,”  a favorite of mine.

Rachel is also a co-founding member of the Indie Book Collective, an excellent resource for independent writers. Along with the other founding members, she’s released her latest book, Dollars & Sense: The Definitive Guide to Self-publishing Success

Hold on to your hats, and read more about the über snarky and incredibly talented, Rachel Thompson.

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Rachel Thompson aka “Rachel in the OC” is a mom, wife, and redhead in a sea of blondes (she lives in the OC). She writes about men, women, lost love, coffee and vodka. Not necessarily in that order. Join her for all the snarky fun. Whatever you do, though, please don’t call her “cute,” she’s likely to smack you.

With her trademark snarky humor and candor, Rachel whisks you into her caffeinated world where she deconstructs common phrases (I’m Fine) and makes up words (Refrigeratoritis) in order to help dudes understand chicks…and vice versa.

Rachel believes “Men are from Seinfeld, Women are from Friends,” and so do her legions of fans. She dares to ask “why do men want to change the world but can’t change a roll of toilet paper?”

Drawing on her decades (dear god has it been that long?) of marriage, friendships, and past relationships, Rachel’s specialty is observing male behavior and dissecting it with humor (Shopping is NOT a Verb). Think of her as the Scientist of Snark…without the ugly white labcoat of course. #asif

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Dollars & Sense: The Definitive Guide to Self-publishing Success is a step-by-step actionable road map to increasing royalties for beginners and seasoned professionals alike. Divided into three sections; Producing a Sales-Friendly, Professional eBook, Establishing & Leveraging Your Social Media Platform, and Selling Smarter, Not Harder, Dollars & Sense walks authors through the process of creating then actually selling their eBook.

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Inside Rachel Thompson’s Mind

What is your idea of perfect happiness?  Well, I’m not really a believer in happiness. I think the word is overused and sets up an expectation for disappointment. That said, anything having to do with sex makes me extremely happy. Or vodka martinis. Or coffee. Or a hot, strappy black heel. Somebody stop me…

What turns you on creatively?  I must have music when I write. Preferably something moody like Poe, Fisher, Imogen Heap, or seventies rock, like Pink Floyd or Bad Company. I’m very sound-oriented. If the lawnmower is going, I’m done for.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?  I do love a good “fuck.” Okay, wait a minute…

What quality do you most admire in a man?   Generosity, thoughtfulness, intelligence, knowledge of a woman’s body, patience, and for god’s sake, a sense of humor. And he must be able to cook.

What quality do you most admire in a woman?  Same as a man, really – though she already knows the chick body stuff and I’m good in that department.

What is your greatest regret?  None. Don’t believe in em. Waste of time.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?  I’d be two inches taller.

What is your greatest fear?  Sharks. Spiders. Snakes. Really anything that starts with an S. Well, except for snark of course. And sex. And sarcasm. And…fuck. (Oh wait, that’s an F. I’m not afraid of Fs.)

Which living person do you most admire? I’m have a huge amount of respect for Madonna. She’s hot, talented, goes through men like candy, has great fashion sense, altruistic, is still willing to learn and grow, and no one can market like her.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Chef. Totally kidding. I would love to design jewelry. I’ve got that funky thing going on, so that would be pretty cool.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? Definitely a housecat. I can totally relate to the whole leave me alone now pet me vibe.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?  Having two children and still being sane.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?  Judgement

What is your greatest extravagance?  Prada

What is one thing you want to do before you die?  Eat pizza in Italy

What is your present state of mind?  Calm, considering I missed a deadline. Ah well, martini time.

What are some of your favorite curse words?  Fuck. Hardly a blog post goes by without a well-placed fuck.

What is your motto?  Ignore the negative. They’re just jealous.

Connect with Rachel 

Rachel in the OC Blog

Rachel in the OC  Twitter

Indie Book Collective  Twitter

Email RachelintheOC [at] gmail [dot] com


Thanks for the interview, cutie, oops… I mean … thanks Rachel, (I’m in trouble).

I invite all my readers to ask Rachel a question or leave a comment. Come on, I know you have something to say! Rachel LOVES comments, and so do I, so make our day, won’t you?



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29 responses to “Inside the Author’s Mind – Rachel Thompson

  1. Eden, great interview with Rachel. You asked great questions. Rachel, of course, handled them with aplomb and grace, she’s just that kind of a gal. I raise a cup of joe in one and and a dirty martini in the other to the two of you. Wonderful job!


  2. Hi Ladies!

    This was a a great interview that was a blast to read! I, like many, totally relate to Rachel’s content and I admire her work in the indie publishing world!

    BIG, FAT congrats goes out to both of you for your successes!

    FALL INTO WINTER IS EXCEPTIONAL! I’ll let you know when I am finished and have some time to pen the glowing review I intend to write for you!

    Rachel’s latest is next on my reading list! I am *STOKED!*(

    With MAD LOVE and RESPECT for yous – YOU BOTH ROCK THE PLANET! I’m blessed to call you FRIENDS! xoxo


  3. Great interview, creepy though it sounds l was nodding my head through it all because l feel the same way about everything! wierd! anyway l will now purchase the book(s) l like her style!


  4. Great interview Eden. Rachel. I think you’re already cat, lol. I love your mouth and the things you can do with it! I enjoyed your interview and I’m pretty sure you’re related to my wife. She can make me cower in fear and even change the toilet paper on occasion.

    Thanks for making my day. I’m still laughing!


  5. Thx everyone for your fun responses. This is by far the best time I’ve had had with an interview. Eden rocks, doesn’t she? And yea, I think Dannie is right. I’m a cat. That might explain SO MUCH.



  6. “knowledge of a woman’s body, patience, and for god’s sake, a sense of humor.”

    Don’t be so down on yourself, dear Rachel.

    Loved the interview. 🙂


  7. Typically my motto is: DON’T BURN ANYTHING so I changed it up a bit for Eden’s interview here.

    Thanks for buying the book Dannie. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know! @RachelintheOC on Twitter. xo


  8. My two favorite ladies on the same blog – SWEET. It’s like sugar and spice! Or vodka in coffee. Great Interview, and no actual body parts got deconstructed. I bow my head to you (and wiggle it around)




  9. A comment and a wiggle from Max? Heaven 🙂 Though I’m sure it would be much more interesting in real life. #sigh


  10. How could you get any coooler than Rachel? Not possible.


  11. i have to thank you for this great interview. you are amazing and now I see Rachel is also amazing too.. cant wait to start reading all she has have opened my eyes to wonderful stories and literature..thank you dear


  12. great interview! and Twitter proved to be useful, as I found out the author in a RT. I love snark. Will purchase that book on my next round of Indie buying.


  13. Jason Darrick

    Rachel has very quickly become one of my favorite people to interact with via Twitter. While I sulk at some of the Mancode discussions, it’s very hard to disagree with success (and evolution). Great job to both Rachel, and you Eden for the wonderful interview.


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  17. I’ve learned quite a bit from Rachel, and I can read my wife a little (very little but it’s progress) better. Rachel’s blogs on everything are interesting and no holds barred. A person I wouldn’t mind taking advice or harsh critiques from. Because I know that if anyone gives her lip there’ll be hell to pay


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