The mountains are calling and I must go, and I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.

- John Muir

Rachel Toor


Rachel Toor

Rachel is a veteran ultramarathoner, and 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, GRE, MCAT, 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 dog, Helen.