about

photo by my son

I’m a writer from New Jersey, currently living in Newark with my son. I’m also a writing instructor at Seton Hall University.

My book Back Like I Never Left is a collection of true stories about dating as a single mother. It’s available at the Montclair Book Center and on Amazon and in person if we cross paths.

I also write poetry/flash non-fiction. “Repeat Visitor” is about bringing my son to jail visitation. I have a few others out as videos: “This Love Will Undo Us All,” “Pill Poppin’ Animal,” & “Pregnant in Grad School.”

I’ve written on other topics as well, like solo travel and poetry, dating for money, dating just to eat, policing as violence, and intimate partner violence.

gmail: rachelwagner908
ig: @rachelwagner_