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“Life is about the chase…”

Rachelle Chase lives those words. From learning to ride a motorcycle and joining a motorcycle club to quitting her job and moving to South America; from majoring in biology in college to working as a claims adjuster, programmer analyst, owner of a multicultural software products business, a model, and a business analyst; she believes in chasing her dreams and goals until she attains them—or they change.

One thing that has never changed is her love of books. In 2005, her love reading books turned into a love of writing them with her first publication, “Out of Control”, a romance novella in SECRETS VOLUME 13. Rachelle went on to write romance for New York’s Kensington Publishing and others.

While writing romance and living in San Francisco, Rachelle stumbled upon the amazing town of Buxton, Iowa while visiting fellow author, friend, and her former romance writing instructor Leigh Michaels in 2008. Unable to forget Buxton, Rachelle researched the town from afar and when visiting Iowa, not knowing what she would do with her research while writing romance. In 2014 she decided: She’d move to Iowa and write a book. Her first non-fiction book, LOST BUXTON, was born on January 9, 2017. Still unable to stop researching, her second one, CREATING THE BLACK UTOPIA OF BUXTON, IOWA was released January 28, 2019. Rachelle continues to write about Buxton at

In addition to being a non-fiction and romance author, Rachelle is currently a business analyst and speaker who’s appeared on local and national television – such as, WHOTV Channel 13 (Des Moines), NJTV, CBS (San Francisco), and New York’s “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet” – plus local and national radio shows, including Iowa Public Radio (2017 and 2019), In Depth with Dr. Bob Leonard, KBIZ (Ottumwa, IA),’s “Writers’ Voices,” the “Hip-Hop Connection,” the “Jordan Rich Show” and more.

As a speaker, Rachelle has been touring Iowa and beyond for the last two years, giving more than 60 presentations–many to standing-room-only crowds–on “Buxton, Iowa: A Coal Mining Town Ahead of Its Time.” She’s also given workshops on writing, created and co-hosted an online writing contest for writers (which resulted in numerous writers landing agents and book deals) and hosted two popular podcasts.

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By Rachelle Chase Static content that talks to readers is not enough today, especially with the meteoric rise in popularity of online communities and social networking. Good content is still the key to attract and compel people to return to your site, however giving them more than static content and blog comments for interaction gives […]