About Me

I’ve loved writing stories ever since I was in the second grade, when I wrote a story about a girl and her horse and my mom sent it to Highlights Magazine. It didn’t get published but that’s okay, because writing my first story meant I was a writer! If you write, you are a writer too. I hope one day I can read your stories.

As well as being a writer I’m also a cat mom, kid mom, poet, journalist, archer, dreamer, and a fairy. Okay, you caught me, one of those isn’t true. I don’t have a cat.

I like to write picture book, chapter book, and a middle grade stories. I sure hope I can share my stories with you some day soon.

I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, was selected to be a mentee at the 2016 Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature One-on-One Plus Conference, and participated in the first NJSCBWI Advanced Picture Book Mentorship program. 

Thanks for reading about me!

R.C. Orrell

A picture of me at the Palm Beach Zoo with a capybara. They are my second favorite animal.
Here’s a photo of my dog Chloe, my first favorite animal.

I am a proud member of the New Jersey Chapter of SCBWI.