author talk

O Magazine features “I Will Send Rain”

“Books to Read if You Love Fierce, Smart Women”

“With echoes of Faulkner and Steinbeck, each character chases after a meager form of comfort and stability in this harsh, unforgiving landscape, where “every direction was the same. Flat, colorless, known.” Annie’s efforts to save herself and her family end in sadness, but her refusal to submit to hopelessness shines through the dust and the tears.”

— Domenica Ruta

01 Aug 2016

Interview with Leonard Lopate on WNYC!

Tune into WNYC on August 10th.  Rae will be talking about “I Will Send Rain” with LEONARD LOPATE!

Rae’s interview should air on or around 12:40 pm.


10 Aug 2016

Amazon Editor’s Pick for August!

“I Will Send Rain” is an Editors’ Pick for one of the best books of August at!

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01 Aug 2016

Book Tour: A Room of One’s Own, Madison, Wisconsin

Reading with writer Michelle Wildgen

21 Oct 2016

Book Tour: Excelsior Bay Books

Lit Lovers  Night

20 Oct 2016

Book Tour: Magers & Quinn, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Reading with writer Peter Geye

09 Sep 2016

Book Tour: Prairie Lights, Iowa City, Iowa

Reading with writer Dean Bakopoulos

07 Sep 2016

Book Tour: Elliott Bay, Seattle, Washington

Reading with writer Martha Brockenbrough

31 Aug 2016