Rachel Hughes dabbled in writing prior to coming to New Zealand, over 12 years ago. However she started writing again in the last 18 months, after an absence of 12 years. Rachel is an active member of Waitakere Writers and a newly appointed committee member. One of her most recent goals is to complete a creative writing paper at Massey University, in order to learn, get some constructive feedback and to widen her portfolio. Rachel has always had a creative output, in the past she has made and sold jewellery alongside her day job and learning silver smithing. A far cry from her professional studies and life working in I.T. On the side, Rachel enjoys Bikram yoga, reading and music.