Close Calls

My name is Karina Ann Francis Holosko. I am the founder and publisher of Rebel Anthologies. Rebel Anthologies specializes in mid-career authors and poets. If you are looking to journey with a writer as they grow and flourish, you are in the right place. I have been privileged to find extraordinary talent in the most unusual places. Rachel Cann is one hell of a talent.

My writers have been lost in the shuffle, so I am getting them in the game. They are not perfect and published and sleek, nor are we. They are learning, so are we. Journey with us as we evolve. Your feedback is essential. If you have any questions or comments that you would like to share, please feel free at If you have something you are thinking of publishing let us know.

Rachel Cann, born in 1942, currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts has lived an extraordinary life. She has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, a Master’s in Education, and an M.F.A., in Creative writing from Emerson. She is a courageous prolific writer with over 60 published stories in literary magazines and she received a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center. In this unforgettable collection called “Close Calls,” you will find her style funny, clever, heart-wrenching, and inspirational. Rachel knows how to move a plot forward, so there is never a dull moment. She leaves just enough space for the reader to use their imagination to fill in the rest. You won’t find long winding descriptions of what a chair looks like.
Rachel shares with us her most intimate real-life experiences of being kidnapped and taken cross country, two years of homelessness, her brush with death during childbirth, her affair with a Mafia Don, and many more.
Welcome to Rachel’s world. Strap in and enjoy the ride!