Alumna Rachel Lynn Solomon Publishes Debut Novel

In addition to an array of accomplishments, which include singing in a riot girrrl band and being a part of setting a Guinness World Record, Rachel Lynn Solomon (B.A., 2011) is now a published novelist. She is also the first Department alumna showcased in the new “COMMunity Chats” interview series:

Her debut, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone, is a young-adult novel focused on sisters who are coming-of-age in the midst of a heartbreaking medical diagnosis. As described by the publisher, the book is about “twins who navigate first love, their Jewish identity, and opposite results from a genetic test that determines their fate—whether they inherited their mother’s Huntington’s disease.”

A Seattle native, Solomon loves rainy days, her tiny dog, tap dancing, old movies, red lipstick, and books with flawed, complicated characters. She has written for newspapers, produced a radio show that aired in the middle of the night, and worked for NPR.

To learn more, visit her website: