Rachel Hennick holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in English (Creative Writing) from the University of Adelaide, South Australia (2009), where she completed her dissertation on “The Responsibilities, Roles, and Rights of the Creative Nonfiction Writer.” She earned an Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Writing from Stevenson University (2002) and an Associate of Arts Degree in Communication Arts: Television and Theatre from Stevenson University (1990).
In 2004, she was awarded the Arts South Australia prize for creative writing and an International Scholarship from the University of Adelaide. Her short stories have appeared in the literary journal Island and The Australian Women’s Book Review, and on Radio Adelaide’s Arts Breakfast. In addition to Ghetto Medic, Rachel is also the author of Ketut’s Kitchen: With Love From Bali, a soon-to-be released biographical cookbook about a Balinese chef. Rachel lives in South Australia with her husband, and vacations in Baltimore where she devours crab cakes for breakfast.