On Blackberry Hill is the winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Young Adult Literature.
 
''Another YA novel that fully grown adults should have no qualms about reading . . . Come for the references to morning prayers and color wars, stay for all the feels.' - Alma
'Mann's superb descriptive details about camp life and her ability to convey the difficulties all young people face (without tossing in a traditional happy ending) make the book an excellent read.'
The Jewish Advocate
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Short stories "The Pool" (March 2021) and "Exposure" (May 2020) were featured in Byte the Book's Byte Shorts Showcase.

Rachel is currently teaching a virtual writing workshop at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, called Use Your Memories To Write Fiction.

Rachel led "Writing Practice," a workshop for members of Byte the Book, on May 5th 2021.

Rachel is a current MFA candidate and recipient of the Grace Paley Fellowship in fiction at Sarah Lawrence College.