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

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.

Castle of Guimarães, the Castle of the First King of Portugal

Castle of Guimarães brings back a lot of memories for me, as it was one of the places I visited with my husband before our marriage.

Sintra National Palace (Palácio Nacional de Sintra)

One of my favorite places to visit in Portugal is Sintra National Palace located in Sintra.

Lisbon 2019 Parque da Paz in Almada

While in Portugal my children always love a quick visit to the Parque da Paz (Park of Peace) to feed the pigeons, ducks, and geese.