Rachel Le Mesurier
Rachel is the author of ARTIE’S COURAGE, A HERO’S HOPE, and SOFIA’S FREEDOM. In the MUSICIAN’S PROMISE SERIES, she wants to challenge harmful stereotypes, proving that women can be powerful heroes and that men should never feel ashamed to express their emotions.
ARTIE'S COURAGE is about a courageous farm girl's life is changed forever when she falls in love with a charming street musician, opening her eyes to the cruel mistreatment of Mexico's mine workers and compelling her to stand with them against their oppressor - the man she is marrying.
About Rachel Le Mesurier
Rachel is the author of ARTIE’S COURAGE, A HERO’S HOPE, and SOFIA’S FREEDOM. Led by strong female characters, The Musician's Promise Series turns the common damsel in distress trope on its head. Based on real historical events, this thrilling page-turner story of love and courage in the face of adversity follows characters on an emotional journey through laughter, tears, passion, and heartbreak.
Rachel and her family live a quiet life on her home island of Guernsey, where she enjoys teaching sign language, singing, reading, and writing. Rachel has a degree in English Literature and specialized in literature from other cultures, post-colonial, 19th century, and gothic literature.
In The Musician's Promise, Rachel wants to challenge harmful stereotypes, proving that women can be powerful heroes and that men should never feel ashamed to express their emotions. She aims to write characters that readers can identify and empathize, who make the reader think, laugh, and cry as they share their adventures.
Rachel is fighting to change the world
Rachel is a sign language teacher running her own business and giving lessons to children who have a medical need to learn to sign, such as hearing impairments, learning difficulties, speech, or communication issues.
Rachel also gives free support, classes, and resources to their families. "The more people these children can communicate with, the better!"
Rachel's writing is...
In "The Musician's Promise" series, Rachel wants to challenge a lot of the harmful stereotypes we still see in today's society.
"Women can be powerful heroes. Men should never feel ashamed to express their emotions." Rachel also says that "even the strongest of people can struggle with mental health - it doesn't make you weak, and it's never too late to get help."
Even though her novel is set over a century ago, the issues that she presents are still very present in today's society. She aims to write characters that readers can identify and empathize, who make the reader think, laugh and cry as they share their adventures.
Rachel hopes to inspire them to stand up and challenge the same real-world issues those characters face.
When Rachel writes, is because something moved her to tell a story. "Sometimes it's something that has made me laugh or brightened my day, and I want to share that with other people so that they can feel it too. Other times, it's something that has moved me to tears or anger, and I want to bring it to the world's attention so that together we can stand up and change it."
What's next for Rachel
She wants to continue helping people as much as she can, whether that's in the form of advice and support for children with special needs, training assistance animals to help improve people's quality of life, or simply spreading messages of love and tolerance in the world via any means she can.
Rachel often says, "it may seem small, but tiny actions from one person can have a powerful impact on someone else's life in ways we cannot imagine at the time. The little things count!"