About Rachelle

Rachelle Chase giving a presentation on Buxton, Iowa on Alexander Clark Day in Muscatine, Iowa.

Rachelle Chase, author of Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa and Lost Buxton, along with six fiction book and novellas, has given more than 120 presentations about the amazing town of Buxton and has appeared more than 60 times in news publications and on the radio, podcasts, and tv, both locally and nationally. Additionally, her new historical fiction book for middle grade students, The Time I Was Susan Clark, is coming in 2024. She’s also a published romance author who, while writing romance, created and co-hosted an online writing contest for aspiring romance writers (which resulted in numerous writers landing agents and book deals) and hosted two popular podcasts featuring bestselling authors that amassed more than 19,000 profile views and 40,000 listens. 

Rachelle’s is also a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in National Geographic, USA TODAY, Iowa History Journal, and in the Des Moines Register and Iowa Starting Line, where she was a columnist/reporter.  

In 2021, Rachelle launched a nonprofit, Uniting Through History and invites all to join their monthly History Book Club for adults

Additionally, Rachelle has more than 20 years experience working as a senior business analyst/consultant and technical writer for major corporations. 

“The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the world’s need of that work. With this, life is heaven, or as near heaven as you can get.”

W.E.B. Du Bois