Racquel Sarah Henry fell in love with words when she began reading at the age of three. As a young girl, she spent much of her time in libraries and bookstores. In 2003 Racquel went on to The University of South Florida to study creative writing. She graduated with a B.A. in both criminology and creative writing (with a concentration on fiction). After realizing her love for writing and wanting to teach other writers, Racquel attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where she earned an MFA in creative writing. While at FDU, Racquel served as a reader for the university's literary magazine, The Literary Review. Since then, Racquel has stayed committed to her writing and editing career. In 2009 she co-founded Black Fox Literary Magazine where she remains an active co-editor.
In 2011 Racquel joined The Florida Writer's Association and in 2012 served on the editorial committee for FWA's story collection, Let's Talk. She is currently on the editorial board for the newsletter, La Mensajera. She is constantly trying to think of ways to help other writers through her company Writer's Atelier. Writer's Atelier has allowed her to conduct classes and workshops to teach writers about the craft of fiction. It has also allowed her to help writers with editing and feedback on their current writing projects.
Racquel's fiction and poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Voice Magazine, The Scarlet Sound, Blink-Ink, The Rusty Nail, Freight Train Magazine, Zest Literary Journal, Lotus Eater Literary Magazine and The Best of There Will Be Words Chapbook 2014. Racquel is currently at work on a novel. She enjoys eating cake, music of all genres, crunching leaves and has a slight case of OCD.