Meet Rachael

Artist, illustrator, writer, and lover of stories . . . With a focus on nature and farm life with a Scandinavian twist, Rachael Koppendrayer captures images of her Minnesota home and heritage in colored pencil. In addition, Rachael is the illustrator of Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree and subsequent Isaac stories, children’s books by Angela Henderson, and author of a contest-winning story in Splickety Flash Fiction.

For those who wonder how to pronounce this long, Americanized Dutch surname (for which you can blame her husband’s ancestors), you’ll find that Koppendrayer rhymes with open layer. Though to be fair, some in the family rhyme it with open dryer, which does nothing to dispel the confusion.