Rachel M. Martens

Rachel M. Martens is the author of the “Poe” gothic thriller series, including Poe: Nevermore and Poe: Rest in Peace.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in English from St. Norbert College and participated in the Young Writers Conference hosted by the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia.  Martens also specializes in horror flash fiction and short stories.  Her short fiction has been published by Hellnotes and has been awarded the Silver Key in Scholastic's Art and Writing Awards, as well as second place in the Mystery and Terror category of University of Wisconsin Whitewater's Creative Writing Festival.  Martens has traveled extensively, having spent time in over a dozen of the United States, Mexico, and the UK.  She currently resides in Wisconsin.

Martens takes inspiration from Gothic classics, including the works of Edgar Allan Poe and the Bröntes, as well as from contemporary horror and thriller authors like Stephen King and Karin Slaughter.  Of her writing, Chanticleer Book Reviews and Media has said, "Ms. Martens succeeds at painting dark, suspenseful, sometimes horrific pictures.  It is the kind of psychological horror that locking the doors and windows and reading with the lights on will not keep out."