Editor in Chief
Rachel Holbrook lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with her husband and six children. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society and the Author’s Guild of Tennessee.
Rachel fell in love with words and literature as a child, and has spent her life with her nose in a book. She began writing poetry and short stories when she was nine years old. Her first publication was her poem The Bible in her Granny’s church bulletin when she was ten years old. Seeing her name in print in strangers’ hands was the first small taste of what she knew she wanted to do for the rest of her life. She received awards for writing in middle school, high school and college, but put her writing dreams on hold for a decade while starting a family. When her last two children entered Kindergarten, Rachel finally completed the manuscript for her first novel and began writing the syndicated serial, Little River. Rachel has enjoyed a string of publications in literary journals throughout 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Rachel founded the Same in the summer of 2017, launching it into the world on September 4, 2017. It is her fervent hope that the journal will be a vibrant and continued platform from which to advance and celebrate the voices of women and girls.
Social Media Manager
Amy J. E. MacKenzie is a creative nonfiction writer and aspiring children’s literature author. She holds a Master of Arts in Writing from Coastal Carolina University (Creative Nonfiction and Literary Editing; 2015). Amy is currently an M.F.A. in Creative Writing candidate (Creative Nonfiction) at Old Dominion University, where she has been awarded the Perry Morgan Fellowship in Creative Writing (2017-2018). She is a nonfiction reader for Barely South Review, Old Dominion University’s graduate-run literary journal. Her work has appeared in NewPages, The Truth About the Fact: International Journal of Literary Nonfiction, the Same literary journal, and The Pinch Literary Journal, where she won first place in the 2016 Pinch Literary Awards for her narrative nonfiction essay, “Shakedown.” Amy is currently working on a memoir-in-essays, which will include her published pieces, “Ciao Bella,” “Shakedown,” and “Ashes. Remains. My Father.,” as well as a series of illustrated children’s books which focus on the significance of historical studies. You can connect with Amy on Facebook and Twitter @amyjemackenzie.