Rangeley grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, moving north for law school to Washington, D.C., where she lives with her husband and two dogs. She has had varied careers, from prosecuting anti-trust violators to representing immigrants seeking asylum, to owning a rare bookstore. During a break from working, when she was home with her four children, she turned to writing women-focused novels. NO DEFENSE was published as a Wyatt Book for St. Martin’s Press. THINGS ARE GOING TO SLIDE was published as an e-book by Bev Editions, an indie e-book publisher.
Continuing her focus on women-driven narratives, Rangeley has more recently turned to writing screenplays. Her first, REDWOOD SUMMER, an environmental drama, was a finalist on the 2020 Athena List, an annual script competition that selects exceptional scripts with women leaders at the heart of the story. REDWOOD SUMMER was a semi-finalist in the 2020 Tirota/Finish Line Social Impact Script Competition and the 2020 Golden Script Competition.
Rangeley’s second screenplay, also an environmental drama, is EVERYBODY KNOWS. That script was a finalist for The NYWIFT Writers Lab 2020, funded by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, a semi-finalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards (2020 Winter) and the 2020 Dallas International Film Festival’s (DIFF) Broaden Your Horizons Competition, and a winner in the Big Apple Film Festival (BAFF) Screenplay Competition (summer 2020).
Rangeley recently completed a third script, a romantic dramedy, titled THINGS ARE GOING TO SLIDE, based on her novel of the same name. The screenplay was a quarter-finalist in the 2020 CineStory 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest, and she has several other projects in the works.
Over the last decade, in addition to writing, she has taught in the civil advocacy and disability rights clinics at Washington College of Law, supervising law students focused on social and economic justice litigation.