About Rachel

Tea time at the Grantchester Tea Orchard in England.

Well hello there. Fancy running into you here.

I’m Rachel Joy Horn, a 24-year-old Aries living in Los Angeles.

I graduated from the University of Southern California in May of 2012 with a major in  Narrative Studies (read: English) and a minor in Web Technologies and Applications. I love to write and am pursuing a career as a web product manager.

When I was 11, I started my first web page: “Good Authors for Kids.” No one visited it, but that’s okay–it was awesome. At the age of 13, I owned one of the most popular Clay Aiken fan sites on the Internet. Over the years, my love for Clay Aiken has (sadly) diminished, but I am still passionate about web design.

I’m my mother’s only child and my father’s baby. I have three half-siblings and six nieces and nephews. I’m also the proud owner of a tabby cat named Chester.

Here are some random facts about me:

  • I love tomatoes and hate avocados.
  • I have large feet (size 10!)
  • I’m a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • I don’t like coffee; instead I drink tea. Green is my first choice, but I also love a good English Breakfast Tea with half & half and a packet of Splenda.
  • I’m a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
  • My favorite Harry Potter book is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
  • I hate when people don’t replace the toilet paper roll. What the hell, it’s not that hard, come on!
  • I once tripped Ozzy Osbourne. It was an accident, I promise.
  • My favorite word is “relish.” Not the food.

Rachel and Madeline


7 thoughts on “About Rachel

  1. Hi Rachel,
    I just read your blog. We have always been impressed with you. Do you remember the day that
    you rang our doorbell at 3149 Fox Creek Drive? You came to introduce yourself as our new
    neighbor! Yes, this message is from Kay and Mohamad Moazed. You never ceased to amaze MM
    and I as you went through grade school, Athenian, and high school. We remember when you
    received Maddie the cute little buddle of love. Also when you used to put names and pictures in
    our window about your favorite American Idol ( I remember the guy but I can’t remember his name.)
    The last time we saw you was in the Danville library parking lot. Do you still have your green bug????
    Your blog is wonderful and will be helpful to many. I have two nieces who are also scared. My sister
    had her cancer return and has followed the steps of your mom and you. I am going to ask them if
    they have done the blood test. I know that one niece is having MRI’s every year. The problem is
    that there are many false positives. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with everyone.

    I was thinking about your mom and dad last week and thought that I needed to send them an
    e-mail. Yesterday I got an e-mail from your mom! I will be writing to her next. Also need to get
    an update on your dad.

    If ever you return to the Bay Area, please advise me ahead of time so that we can get together.
    Lots of love to you, Rachel. Kay

  2. Thank you for creating this blog Rachel. You have so much strength and grace, peppered with a great sense of humor!
    Congratulations on all of your personal, academic, and professional accomplishments. You are an inspiration to us all! Sending all of my best wishes to you and the Horn Family. Take care, Jeani

  3. Hello Rachel!

    I am writing to pass on details of an interview series I am organising which starts Sept 22nd.

    It’s called Healthy and Powerfully Feminine and I am interviewing 10 women with unique experiences and expertise in this area. I thought it would definitely interest your audience.

    I myself had breast cancer and I am also interviewing Susan Gonzalez, a nurse, certified in plant-based nutrition, and a stage III breast cancer survivor. She advocates for health and wellness with a focus on cancer prevention and the use of holistic healing for cancer survival. She has an Amazon best-selling book, “100 Perks of Having Cancer plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It”, and an award winning blog, “The Savvy Sister: Simple changes for healthy living”, providing valuable tools for those wishing to live a happy and healthy life.

    Plus many more wonderful women talking about health from not only a physical but also emotional level. More details can be found here http://www.healthyandpowerfullyfeminine.com and I would so appreciate it if your community could be passed on the information.

    If you need more information or promotional material, please ask me.

    Also, I am doing a survey on Life After Breast Cancer for women whose treatment has finished.

    Are you able to pass on this link to your community? It’s just a five-minute survey :


    Again for more details or material just let me know.

    Thank you for your help and I hope to hear from you soon.

    Best wishes,

    Mireille Parker

  4. My first cat was named Chester. He was very Big and had long hair, but was an orange tabby just like your Chester. I know that’s not a particularly profound thing to comment on when YOU have done such an AWESOME thing, but you know what I mean. I bet Chester helped you a lot. Cats do that.

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