Raquel married her college sweetheart seventeen years ago and you can still find them spending time together chatting over a cup of coffee like when they were first dating.
Her husband is her biggest fan and most ardent supporter. He encourages her to take time for writing as often as he can. He regularly gives her gift cards to her favorite coffee house so that she can go there to write and relax.
He has been known to whip up his famous chicken quesadillas complete with guacamole and brownies for dessert.
Raquel has six children ranging from 15 to 2 years old, with her youngest two barely 9 months apart. She has said that adopting was the most amazing blessing she could have ever hoped for.
She homeschools her children and finds herself working amid sugar cube pyramid projects and science fair experiments.
When she isn't foraging her kitchen for project parts or giving spelling tests, she is writing or researching her novels. Raquel calls it controlled chaos and she loves it.