Rachael is Amazon international #1 bestselling author from Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.
She's been writing since a young age, first published in a poetry collection through high school called, 'I Have A Dream' inspired by Martin Luther King. She released her debut novel in 2010 called 'The Soul Sanctuary' (now out of print) under E. R. Hardcastle, then began writing under E. Rachael Hardcastle.
When she first hit #1 on the Amazon bestseller list with book one of her YA fantasy series, Finding Pandora, she was overwhelmed. She absolutely loves her job and wouldn't trade the freedom and creative outlet it provides for anything.
She has diplomas in Successful Self-Publishing and Journal Therapy alongside a university Business Studies qualification and a variety of other writing-related achievements. She is also a trained copy-editor, publishing coach, and now runs Curious Cat Books, designed to help overwhelmed debut authors.
"At heart I'm a writer, sharing important morals and values with the world through my fiction. Out of the office, I'm an avid reader (and writer) of various genres, a lover of cats, coffee, stationery and my trusty bullet journal."