Rachael L. McIntosh, Author, Artist, Advocate, Mom
Rachael L. McIntosh is author of the highly-acclaimed “Security Through Absurdity” series of novels. Before working as a marketing communications specialist for one of the largest US defense contractors, she was pursuing an art career in Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Massachusetts College of Art with a B.F.A Painting. Her work appears in the collections of MIT professor Noam Chomsky, jazz musician John Scofield, Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Library and multiple private collections.
A trained and influential artist in the Boston art scene in the 1990’s, Rachael established EntropyPress, an innovative website that was one of the first to exploit hyperlinks. This was at a time when the only thing you could do at a website was go to “home” or “top of page”. EntropyPress.com rivaled the satire website “The Onion” in 1997 with it’s Choose Your Own Adventure style of navigation. This digital arts domain quickly grew into a hard copy magazine, a gallery, a recording studio, and a black box theater in Boston’s North End.
Her life soon changed dramatically when she began her battle with Multiple Sclerosis. The disease lead her out of Boston to Connecticut where she found herself working for a military contractor. Working within the defense industry prompted her to get involved with politics in hopes of changing what she saw occurring. It was her experience at the Republican National Convention that compelled her to her write “Security Through Absurdity”. She appears in the feature length documentary “For Liberty”.
During her time at the defense contractor, and later as a political campaigner, she was privy to information and situations that few could even dream of. Her first-hand experience allowed her to write a fictionalized account of the secret world that she was so deeply involved in – from generals to mercenaries, to the largest single-day fundraiser for any political candidate in U.S. history, all the way back to 9/11 inside a defense contractor’s office.
She released the first book of the “Security Through Absurdity” series, “Little Yellow Stickies,” in 2014. There are now two more on the market. The second book called “Bubbles Will Pop” was released in early 2015, and the third, “The Big Show,” was released later that year to much acclaim. In those three books you may enter a world you never knew existed. You may be able to confirm suspicions about Government and the Military and Money that you’ve had for a long time. You may not believe any of it—it is “fictional,” after all… or is it? Sometimes the greatest fiction has more truth than the things we believe to be facts.
Rachael L. McIntosh is currently working on “Book Four : The Peanut Butter Pipeline” as well as a screenplay for the “Security Through Absurdity” series. She appears on radio shows and blogs regularly as well as produces her own weekly podcast on www.strangerthangoodfiction.com.
Rachael lives in Rhode Island, with her twins, and EntropyPress is now her publisher.
Allegory by R.L. McIntosh is a series of 50 signed and numbered hardbound artists’ books produced in the mid-1990’s after she graduated from MassArt. The process of putting the book together made her think of the name EntropyPress. Each contains its own unique drawings of graphite and oil. It is in the collections of MIT professor Noam Chomsky, jazz musician John Scofield, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Library. About 35 were sold. The rest were destroyed in a state-wide flood that hit Rhode Island in 2010.