Rachel Toor

Rachel Toor is the author of four books of nonfiction and a young adult novel. She has been an editor of scholarly books, a college admissions officer, a high school cross country coach, a college counselor, an SAT, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, and GRE prep class teacher, a freelance writer, and the devoted companion of an assortment of pets. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, where she lives with her photogenic Mensa-smart dog, Helen.

Must Read

April 24, 2017

Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tongue

April 21, 2017

Being Wrong

March 26, 2017

Teaching Vets, and Learning Even More

March 1, 2017

The Year of Being Ben-ish

January 17, 2017

7 Ways My Dog is a Better Runner than Me

January 9, 2017

Eggs with Hats

December 19, 2016

The Women Who Call Me Sweetie

November 22, 2016

Resisting the Urge to Profess

October 24, 2016

Where Everyone Knows My Name

October 24, 2016

A Place of Invention

October 2, 2016

Sent to Bad Driver’s School

September 11, 2016

Frank Shorter’s Feet

September 2, 2016

Le Doigt sur la Braguette

September 2, 2016

Furry, Squat Enigma on a Log

September 2, 2016

Re-Org

September 2, 2016

The Habits of Highly Productive Writers

April 29, 2016

Hearing the Voice of a 51-Year-Old Man in the Essay of a 17-Year-Old Girl

April 28, 2016

Apostrophe

April 28, 2016

Speed Goggles

April 28, 2016

Some Things I Know About Getting Published

April 28, 2016

Falling

April 28, 2016

The Pig and I (en francais)

April 28, 2016

Bad Writing and Bad Thinking

April 28, 2016

The Thinking Athlete’s Sport

April 28, 2016

The Old Town

April 28, 2016

Shirtless Days

April 28, 2016

Thank You, Teacher

April 28, 2016

The Colossal Crack

April 28, 2016

Misunderstood

March 6, 2016

On the Road to Find Out

March 6, 2016

The Pig and I

March 6, 2016

Personal Record

March 6, 2016

Admissions Confidential

March 6, 2016

Athleta Chi Blog

March 5, 2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education

March 5, 2016

Running Times Magazine

March 5, 2016

Richer Than God

March 5, 2016

Learning to Pitch: Remembering a Summer With Bob Welch

July 10, 2014

When the Weather Outside is Frightful

January 14, 2014

The Zoo

September 9, 2013

The Clip, Clip, Clip of Feet

September 6, 2013

Riding an Elephant

October 19, 2012