Rachael Horn is the head winemaker and owner of AniChe Cellars. Rachael bounced around careers and jobs in public education as a teacher and the hospitality industry for years before embarking on her winery adventure (teaching made her a lavish consumer of wine, restaurants/wine stewarding cultivated her palate). She finally decided what she wanted to be when she grew up in an epiphenomena: the sky opened up, golden light effused in a stream around her, etc, etc. In short, some poor soul who had been subject to her bountiful enthusiasm over a local winemaker’s vintage asked her “with so much passion for it, why don’t you make wine yourself?” Aha. A few years of self study and home winemaking led to the enrollment into the WSU Enology Cert program, and the birth of AniChe cellars. Rachael is the charming forty-something gal (looks early thirties after a few glasses…) wearing odd clothes and wine stained hands.
being a bad ass
Rachael’s Summer Reading List:
Rebecca Solnit Hope in the Dark
Ursula LeQuin The Dispossessed
Nietzche Thus Spoke Zarasthustra
Gordon Marino The Existentialist Survival Guide; How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age
Simone De Beauvior, The Ethics of Ambiguity
Walter MoselyCharcoal Joe
I will embark on a survey of cozy mystery novels as well, to inform my own writing (and, frankly speaking, indulge in the mind candy of a pulp fiction genre near and dear to my heart!) Also, some thrillers and horror novels, to better deconstruct pace and fear.
Finally I will be rereading A Tainted Finish and rewriting and constructing my new novel Le Batonnage, A Sydney McGrath muder msytery.
Also, I am up for recommendations of science fiction works that focus on world building.I have a SciFi novel simmering…so much drowning in the angst of existentialism, a life-line thrown in the form of Utopian/distopian fiction helps a femminst existentialist cope with our shattering world.
I am looking for works of the Frankenstein theme, as well. An exploration of the cunundrum that rogue technology can manifest and what we must/can do about it. Any recommendations?
If only there were more hours in the day!