April 17, 2024

Book Announcement

It’s been a minute but I’m delighted to share that I have signed a 3 book deal with US publisher, 8th Note Press for a new fantasy trilogy. Book 1, THE LOST SAINT, is scheduled for release in the Fall (US) 2024. The announcement featured in Publishers Marketplace this week!

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May 6, 2019

Hello USA!

I could not be more thrilled to announce that The Rift will be released in Canada and the United States of America this October, 2019, thanks to the good people at Candlewick Press. Definitely a dream come true! Also, there will be an audiobook. Keep your eyes peeled, northern hemisphere friends. Updates coming soon. In the meantime, checkout the hardcover design.

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October 22, 2018

Sydney Trip & Oz Comic Con Memories

I recently visited Australia for Oz Comic Con where I got to host my own booth and sell books, meet readers, participate in a panel with Maria Lewis and Charlotte Rose and generally have an epic-con-time. I met soooo many amazing readers, caught up with old friends and had the opportunity to connect with lots of brilliant authors, artists and illustrators. A truly inspiring experience I will never forget.

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September 25, 2018

Coming Event: Oz Comic Con



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May 30, 2018

The Rift Is Open

Join the social media fun once a month at full moon for teasers, sneak peaks and tidbits on The Rift. Each month you will learn something new that will reveal more about the world of the story.

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September 10, 2017

Looking Back: Reading Matters

I want to put it on the record that the Reading Matters Conference (June 1-4th) and the Regional Tour of Victoria (June 5th-7th) was completely and utterly brilliant. I felt so incredibly honoured to be invited to speak by State Library Victoria, star struck by the authors in attendance, inspired by the keynote addresses and “at home” with my people: writers/readers/book lovers.

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March 7, 2017

Upcoming Events: Somerset & Reading Matters

Wowsers, it’s March already and the year is racing ahead! I am teaching part-time this year so it’s been a big adjustment settling into a new routine and learning to maximize my writing time between classes. Thankfully, I feel like I’ve finally got my rhythm sorted. I have been working

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September 5, 2016

Shield, Release Day Surprise & The Book That Made Me!

Shield was released September 1st and to celebrate the completion of the series Walker Books Australia surprised me with an amazing booktrailer! The graphics and the music give me goosebumps. Check out the video!

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August 24, 2015

New Zealand Book Awards Children and Young Adults

It was an exciting 24 hours in Wellington for the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults at Government House where I had a wonderful time meeting great kiwi authors and catching up with my amazing publisher and editor.

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July 31, 2015

Black Room Free e-short available now!

Here it is, guys. ‘Black Room’ a prequel to the #SPARK trilogy set 20 years before Evie’s story begins. “Ethan Tesla is afraid. The sinister Affinity Project has him bound, drugged. Untethered and separated from his Spark. Affinity wants something from Ethan. And it’s only a matter of time before he gives it to them.”

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Rachael Craw

Rachael is a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors and the Top of the South  branch. Her publisher is Walker Books Australia