Nebraska Authors

Rachel Shukert

Shukert's first two books were memoirs. She is a playwright and more recently has written the Starstruck YA series. She initially pursued a career as an actress but has become a writer. Her television projects include Supergirl, Babysitters Club, GLOW, and Huge in France. She is mentioned as the writer of an episode of "GLOW" in a July 5, 2018 New York Times Arts section article. Omaha writer Leo Adam Biga has interviewed her on several occasions and has written about her career.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA (Current 2018)

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay
  • Poetry


Memoir or Autobiography; Poetry; Plays; Jewish Culture; Teen and Young Adult Fiction


High School Diploma, Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater, New York University, New York, NY




Have You No Shame? And Other Regrettable Stories. 2008.
Everything Is Going to Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour 2010.
Starstruck. 2013.
Love Me. 2014.

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