Have you ever been curious about who makes the handbound books BatCat Press produces? This year, we’ll be introducing you to our four new staff members that work year-round on creating our beautiful journals and publications! We hope you enjoy!
Rachel is a senior at LPPACS who joined BatCat Press this year!
FAVORITE BOOK: Sense and Sensibility
FAVORITE AUTHOR: Jane Austen
FAVORITE GENRE TO READ: Classical Fiction
FAVORITE GENRE TO WRITE: CNF
OTHER INTERESTS: Reading, Alternative music, dogs (animals in general), exploring, movies
“BatCat is a small press that makes unique pieces of art and gives authors a chance to share their work. That’s what I like about it,” says Rachel, one of our new members this year. “Being a part of BatCat is a really unique experience, and I’m glad I get the chance to have it.”
Rachel joined BatCat later than most, but being a senior hasn’t held her back, and she’s found a number of ways to make herself useful. She’s found herself to be very good at pin-making: “It’s easy. And I find it pretty fun.” We certainly appreciate her help!
In addition to pin making, Rachel has been learning to bind journals. So far, she’s made a small journal for her mother. “It’s certainly difficult, but it’s also pretty fun.”
Rachel’s a bit of an entrepreneur. She runs a Twitter account called LeRoy Quotes (@leroy_quotes) where she catalogues the various noteworthy things our department director, Mr. LeRoy, says. She’s been updating the account for just over a year now, and has amassed a respectable 155 followers.
In between tweets, Rachel has also been helping out the rest of BatCat on the production front. She’s been part of the design process for our two new titles for this year, Canyons and Ghost Woodpecker, and often thinks of things we don’t. “It’s really cool to work with such a great team on projects I care about.”
After she graduates this year, Rachel plans to attend a career school to get her associates in Veterinary Tech. “I just want a job where I can be around animals all day, and be able to care for them.”
Written by Henry Wahlenmayer, BatCat Press staff member