R.L. Naquin

Rachel is the author of the urban fantasy Monster Haven series from Carina Press. She believes in magic, the power of love, good cheese, lucky socks, and putting things off until stress gets them done faster at the last minute. Her home is Disneyland, despite her current location in Kansas.

Life Is Laughing at My Intentions

I don’t even know where to start. Okay, let’s start with last Friday. I took the day off from NaNo. Ran some errands. Did the laundry. I know. Crazy. Saturday, my husband and I went out into the world, claimed a spot at a coffee shop and wrote our fingers to the bone. Go us! […]

Who’s That Girl?

Oh, look, Abner! It’s that weird girl who used to be at the Cafe all the time. Do you think she’s back for good? No, Mrs. Kravitz. I’m not back for good, yet. I’m back for NaNo. Now close the curtains before you see something really upsetting. I know. I said I would be gone […]


There Are No Stories Here

The world doesn’t need stories. Stories are purely entertainment, a way to fritter away time better spent being constructive. Think of the money we would all save without stories. Books, of course—that’s the obvious one. We could get rid of all the bookcases around our house, as well as the expensive e-readers. I know a […]

I’m Listening

It seems every question here at the Café is tricky lately, for one reason or another. This non-fiction question had me stumped at first—not because I couldn’t think of anything, but because we’re a bunch of writers, most of us writing in similar genres, so other people kept grabbing my answers. My go-to answer was […]

Will Write for Cash

Within the cozy, virtual walls of the Confabulator Café, I write whatever genre takes my fancy. The monthly writing prompts let my imagination grab whatever idea floats by on the wind, and I can fly off wherever it takes me. I push myself to come up with something different whenever possible. This is a playground. […]