RJ (Rachel) Newell is an Alaskan writer and actor based in Los Angeles. She is a fellow of the LARB Publishing Workshop at USC, a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and holds a BA in Liberal Studies/Creative Writing from Antioch University. In recent years, RJ has worn a few hats: actress, model, comedian, writer, and publishing professional. She recently served as Editorial and Business Administrator for Los Angeles Review of Books and now writes on a freelance basis. Her writing has appeared in the LA Review of Books, HuffPost, 6S, The Frontiersman, The Daily Twenties, LoveTV, FunnyOrDie, WhoHaHa, and more. As an actor and writer, RJ is a company member of The Loft Ensemble and is working on a funny little show about death. Say hello!