News

September 10th

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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May 29th

New Book! Acquisition Announcement!

Walker Books acquires a new YA novel from Rachael Craw

Craw set to delight fans with a brand new mystery featuring an ancient curse and a centuries-old secret.

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April 15th

Somerset Memories

A visual diary of my adventures at the Somerset Writer’s Festival.

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March 07th

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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November 29th

Christmas Giveaway! The Spark Trilogy x 3 up for grabs.

To celebrate the festive season, Walker Books Australia have 3 sets of Spark, Stray and Shield up for grabs over the next 3 weeks before Christmas.

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October 27th

Local Libraries & Speed Dates

It’s been a busy week of author events for me, an exciting NZ Book Council initiative called: Speed Date an Author (heldĀ at Nayland College) and two library visits with teen book groups.

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September 05th

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 29th

Shield @ WORD CHCH Writers & Readers Festival

A busy and exciting weekend at the Word Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival. The Opening Night Gala, Writers Party, Margaret Mahy Memorial Lecture with David Levithan and the early release of Shield at the Teens In Peril panel session.

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August 18th

Stray wins the Children’s Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction.

August 8th, 6.30pm at the Circa Theatre in Wellington, I was delighted to hear my name announced at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults when Stray won the Children’s Choice category for YA. Hoorah! I had about 12 flustered seconds from my seat to the stage to try and think of something charming and gracious to say. I was pink-faced and gabbling and completely chuffed. What an honour.

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August 18th

Coming Shield Events in Christchurch, Sydney & Melbourne

There are some exciting events coming up to celebrate the release of Shield in Christchurch, Sydney and Melbourne in the coming weeks. If you live in one of these cities I would love to see you in person or via Skype. Come along and get a free bookmark & poster. First up, in Christchurch: ‘Teens in Peril’ at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival, August 27th…

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Rachael is a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors and you can visit the NZSA at http://www.authors.org.nz/ and the Top of the South branch http://www.topwriters.co.nz/
She is represented by Chris and Barbara Else of TFS Literary Agency. Visit TFS at http://www.elseware.co.nz/
Her publisher is Walker Books Australia http://www.walkerbooks.com.au/