Rachel Gold


Being Emily

Being Emily was the first young adult novel to tell the story of a trans girl from her perspective. It was hailed as groundbreaking and powerful for its realistic and optimistic story. In May 2018 a new, anniversary edition was released that includes new scenes, updated language and science, and an introduction by Harvard professor Stephanie Burt.


Rachel Gold is the author of multiple queer & trans young adult novels. She has an MFA in Writing, spent seven years as a reporter for a regional LGBTQ newspaper and over fifteen years in corporate marketing. As a marketing strategist, Rachel has developed brand messages for small to large businesses across the U.S. and has won awards for her writing, ideas, and “genius marketing.” She’s an all around geek and avid gamer who teaches at the Loft Literary Center an annual class/game for teens called, “I’m Gaming as I Write This.”