“Thanks to Rachel’s profound understanding of my teachings, style, and voice, my message has been communicated clearly, correctly, and authentically to thousands of readers. I am deeply grateful for her skillful work and dedication.”
—Thich Nhat Hanh
“Rachel Neumann brings wonderful insights to the practice of meditation and what it means to weave it into our everyday lives.”
Rachel Neumann is a writer, editor, and meditation teacher whose work specializes in wellness, spirituality, politics, race, gender, and daily life. She is the author of four books, including Not Quite Nirvana, which was selected for Best Buddhist Writing 2012 and I Am Home: Portraits of Immigrant Teenagers. Her work has appeared in national magazines including the New York Times, Lion's Roar, The Nation, and AlterNet.
Rachel has twenty years experience leading successful independent publishing houses in both New York and California. She specializes in narrative adult nonfiction and children’s fiction, with an emphasis on reaching new and diverse audiences, expanding the base for best-selling authors, and discovering and developing new authors and platforms. For ten years, Rachel served as the Publisher and Editorial Director of Parallax Press and was responsible for transforming a small non-profit publisher into a multi-million-dollar trade powerhouse, creating the best-selling Mindfulness Essentials series, discovering and developing new authors, and building and curating a successful children’s imprint.
Rachel has been the personal editor and collaborator for internationally-revered teachers Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, as well as dozens of other best-selling adult and children’s authors in multiple genres. She is based in the Bay Area and speaks and teaches regularly around the country.