Rachelle J. Gray is an Afro-Barbadian American writer, communications specialist, photographer, and creative consultant. A graduate of SUNY-Buffalo State College, she was a photojournalist before establishing GrayWorks Media, a Caribbean-based multimedia agency in 2003.
A social entrepreneur, Rachelle founded I-Queen, a cultural festival that promoted Afro-Caribbean women in the arts, education, and entertainment. An accomplished photographer, her work has been shown at MoCADA, and Queen's Park Gallery.
Rachelle has written for Island Origins, Island Life Magazine, and Innovate Barbados. She is the former editor-in-chief of BimROCK Magazine and CultureROCKS writer and host. In 2020 Rachelle established LadyGray Publishing—a creative outlet manifesting social change through independent literature.
In 2021 her short story Sativa was longlisted for the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival Elizabeth Nunez Award. Curating her thoughts and travel experiences, Rachelle recently launched the lifestyle publication Trodd Culture in early 2022.
A mother of one and an auntie to many, living and working between the USA, Barbados, and Senegal—Kingstown Burning is Rachelle’s debut novel. Her second novel, Because Nobody Sleeps, is set for release in 2023.
In the southern Caribbean three women unexpectedly find themselves caught in the crossfire of a regional ganja war. Someone is keeping a secret. Another is about to unearth a truth—in a thrilling mix that moves along a mystical timeline on a tropical paradise.