News

June 29th

What’s In A Name?

Ever wondered what Jamie’s middle name is? I’ll give you a clue, it’s a double-barrelled doozy inherited from his infamous grandfather. Follow the link to the #SparkArmy goodreads page where I share more about this and other entertaining behind the scenes details from the cutting room floor.

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June 23rd

I don’t want to FREAK anyone out but …

Just a wee teaser for the cover of Stray coming soon on September 1st 2015! Behold the wondrous GIF work of the Walker Books Australia designers. How lucky am I?

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June 09th

Something a bit wonderful has happened!

Something a bit wonderful has happened! Spark was shortlisted for YA Fiction in the Children’s Choice section of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults! A huge thank you to all the amazing readers, librarians, teachers and booksellers who have been such tremendous supporters! Hoorah the #SparkArmy. AND

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May 24th

Teen Con Book Boyfriend Battle

#TeenCon2015 #SydneyWritersFestival #BookBoyfriendBattle A HUGE turn out for the squealiest, stampiest, swooniest YA event on the calendar. The Amazing Claire Smith from Walker Books Australia put up a fierce fight for Jamie. Check out the crowd, the AMAZING book swag and the incredible fans.

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May 15th

Auckland Writer’s Festival School Days Programme

Auckland Writer’s Festival School Days Programme. What an incredible experience being a part of such a phenomenal event. I loved every minute, running workshops for keen teen writers and speaking to a lovely BIG auditorium full of students about Spark. Bit of a dream come true.

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May 14th

Some beaut seflies and shelfies

Some beaut seflies and shelfies from the lovely #SPARK goodreads giveaway winners, Rosa, Elizabeth and Lillian.

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April 25th

It’s GIVEAWAY time to celebrate lil’ ole Spark reaching a sweet new milestone on Goodreads! 500 ratings!

It’s GIVEAWAY time to celebrate lil’ ole Spark reaching a sweet new milestone on Goodreads! 500 ratings! HOTDIGGITY! From April 26th-May 9th click the image below to go in the draw to win one of 5 Sparktastic Prize Packs!

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April 11th

HOT NEWS!

HOT NEWS: Walker Books Australia have entered Spark’s own Jamie Gallagher in the Sydney Writers Festival #TeenCon2015 Book Boyfriend Battle coming up at the end of May. BOO-YAH! The #SparkArmy are already rallying to support his genetically engineered hotness.

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March 29th

Award from the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust

A lovely award from the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust who have selected Spark as Notable Book for 2015. Click the image below to see this year’s list of notable books: “Since 2000 Storylines has produced a list of outstanding books for children and young people published in New Zealand

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March 26th

Spark gets a little nod on the 2015 LIANZA Longlist

“The most prestigious and longest running awards in New Zealand have been promoting outstanding children’s books by Kiwi authors and illustrators since 1944. Each entry is subjected to thorough readings by the toughest of judges: librarians.”

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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