Author Bio

Photo by George Bishop

Rachel Grant worked for over a decade as a professional archaeologist and mines her experiences for story lines and settings, which are as diverse as excavating a cemetery underneath an historic art museum in San Francisco; surveying an economically depressed coal mining town in Kentucky; and mapping a seventeenth century Spanish and Dutch fort on the island of Sint Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles.

In all her travels and adventures as an archaeologist, Rachel has found many sites and artifacts, but she’s only found one true treasure, her husband, David. They met while working together excavating a four thousand year old site about to be destroyed by the expansion of a sewage treatment plant in Seattle. Despite their romantic first meeting, she has no intention of ever setting a story at a sewage treatment plant.

Rachel Grant lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children.

More About Me

That’s me in the shallow pit, working with two colleagues at a dig site.

Okay, can we talk about me now? I mean, I know this whole website is devoted to me, but it somehow seems like it needs even more me. So here are some details you probably didn’t know you wanted to know.

My First Novel
Concrete Evidence was my first published book, but Grave Danger was the first novel I wrote.

Dig History
The Burke Museum has video of me digging at West Point!  This is a great presentation put together by the Burke Museum describing the archaeology of West Point, in Seattle.

This is the first job I had as a professional archaeologist, and I worked on this project in the field and in the lab for one year. In the video clips I’m usually wearing a turquoise turtleneck.

I met my husband while working on this dig, and so I get misty-eyed watching the clips. Yes, I cry watching sewage treatment plant videos. Doesn’t everyone?

Evening Commute
Morning commute to dig site