Teyla Rachel BrantonTeyla Rachel Branton grew up avidly reading science fiction and fantasy and watching Star Trek reruns with her large family. They lived on a little farm where she loved to visit the solitary cow and collect (and juggle) the eggs, usually making it back to the house with most of them intact. On that same farm she once owned thirty-three gerbils and eighteen cats, not a good mix, as it turns out. Teyla always had her nose in a book and daydreamed about someday creating her own worlds. She is now married, mostly grown up, and has seven kids, so life at her house can be very interesting (and loud), but writing keeps her sane. Teyla writes novels full of mystery, romance, and imagination. She warns her children that if they don’t behave, they just might find themselves in her next book! She’s been known to wear pajamas all day when working on a deadline and is often distracted enough to burn dinner. (Okay, pretty much 90% of the time.) A sign on her office door reads: DANGER. WRITER AT WORK. ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. She loves writing, traveling, shooting guns, martial arts, and belly dancing. She has worked in the publishing business for over twenty years.

Teyla writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and science fiction. She also writes romance and romantic suspense under the name Rachel Branton. For more information or to hear about new releases, enter your email in the form below.

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Some posts about my life

My Trip to Austin Texas

Since my oldest son moved to Austin, Texas, I’ve developed an interest in the city. I love the architecture and especially Lady Bird Lake and the Colorado River. They also have great brisket and pizza!

The Beautiful Beaches of Portugal’s Costa da Caparica

Now that it’s freezing cold where I live, I’m thinking fondly of our vacation this past summer in Portugal. Come see what we love about the Costa da Caparica!

Walking Around Lisbon with Daughter Lisbon

One of my favorite things to do when in Portugal is to walk around the old part of Lisbon.

The National Palace of Queluz

One place I’ve always wanted to visit is the National Palace of Queluz. This trip to Portugal, we were able to check it out.