Life is about the chase . . .
Rachelle Chase lives those words. From learning to ride a motorcycle and joining a motorcycle club to quitting her job and moving to South America, from majoring in biology in college to working as a claims adjuster, programmer analyst, owner of a multicultural software products business, a model, and a business analyst, she believes in chasing her dreams and goals until she attains them—or they change.
One thing that has never changed is her love of books. In 2005, her love reading books turned into a love of writing them with her first publication, “Out of Control”, a romance novella in SECRETS VOLUME 13. Rachelle went on to write romance for New York’s Kensington Publishing and others.
While writing romance and living in San Francisco, Rachelle stumbled upon the amazing town of Buxton, Iowa while visiting fellow author, friend, and her former romance writing instructor Leigh Michaels in 2008. Unable to forget Buxton, Rachelle researched the town from afar and when visiting Iowa, not knowing what she would do with her research while writing romance. In 2014 she decided: She’d move to Iowa and write a book. Her first nonfiction book, LOST BUXTON, was born on January 9, 2017. Still unable to stop researching, her second one, CREATING THE BLACK UTOPIA OF BUXTON, IOWA was released January 28, 2019. Rachelle continues to write about Buxton at LostBuxton.com
In addition to being an author, Rachelle is currently a speaker who’s appeared on local and national television – such as, WHOTV Channel 13 (Des Moines), KTVO Virtual Channel 3, NJTV with Senator Cory Booker, CBS (San Francisco), and New York’s “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet” – plus local and national radio shows, including Iowa Public Radio (2017, 04/2019, and 12/2019), “BLM and Buxton on In Depth with Dr. Bob Leonard“, “Maxwell and Friends” on WHO Newsradio 1040, KBIZ (Ottumwa, IA), KRUUFM.com’s “Writers’ Voices,” and more.
As a speaker, Rachelle has been touring Iowa and beyond for the last two years, giving more than 70 presentations–many to standing-room-only crowds–on Buxton, Iowa. She’s also given workshops on writing, created and co-hosted an online writing contest for writers (which resulted in numerous writers landing agents and book deals) and hosted two popular podcasts.
Her latest adventures include completing Emerge Iowa (Class of 2020), an exciting program for women who plan to run for public office and landing an assignment as the Waterloo Reporter for Iowa Starting Line.
For the latest updates, Rachelle invites you to subscribe to her mailing list.