RACHAEL L. MC INTOSH’s books are inspired by her real life experiences working for a major US defense contractor, her dealings with national news outlets, and her involvement with a US presidential campaign. Originally written for GenX, the Security Through Absurdity series is now on public high school summer reading lists in Rhode Island and Connecticut. A screenplay, based on the books, is currently under development. You can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Rachael L. McIntosh attended Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Hartford, and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she graduated with a BFA in painting. After graduation, she created a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and opened Entropy Place, a 2,000 square foot gallery with a recording studio and a black box theater in the North End of Boston. This space, located in the old Castignetti Tuxedo Factory, offered artists the opportunity to create, collaborate, and show their art.
Rachael’s art work became more interdisciplinary as she was making huge oil paintings, artist’s books, zines and recording Noise. Her Noise band, Mr. Couple A Drinks, hit #7 on the college charts. Her artists’ books are in the collections of MIT professor Noam Chomsky, jazz musician John Scofield, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Library. The e-zine, http://mcgillville.com/
Rachael has a strong background in fine art, marketing (traditional and guerrilla), and non-profit administration.
She has been an Elected Artist Member of the Norwich Arts Council, a Yale Art School Fellowship nominee, as well as, a Fulbright Grant nominee (as selected by MassArt), and has received many scholarships, grants, and awards. Her most recent juried shows include the Fidelity Investments Invitational at the Providence Art Club, Mystic Art Association, Yale University, Norwich Arts Council Gallery, and the Newport Art Museum.
It was only after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis did she re-locate to Connecticut and take a marketing position at one of the nation’s “big six” defense contractors during the lead up to the Iraq War. She has since acted as a national media coordinator during the politically significant December 16, 2007 “Money Bomb”, an online fundraising frenzy that became the largest single day fundraiser for any political candidate in US history. Ms. McIntosh as has also appeared in the feature-length documentary, For Liberty. Currently, she is writing novels and homeschooling her two children in Rhode Island.