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April 28, 2019

Supanova: Part Four

If you’ve been following this lil’ series of blog posts about my adventures on the Supanova trail, you’ll know I’m sliding into home base now with Gold Nova. Thankfully, the dreaded lurgy I caught on the plane to Melbourne, had eased off. I was definitely on the upward swing with much more energy, instead of functioning on Dimetape and Nurofen.

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April 22, 2019

Supanova Part Three: Between Events

Continuing in this series of posts for readers who like a glimpse behind the scenes and for author’s considering investing in similar ventures, Part 3 focuses on how I made the most of my 4 days down-time between the Melbourne and Gold Coast events.

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April 20, 2019

Supanova Part Two: Melbourne Event

For reasons best known to the good Lord, I managed to book myself a horrific 6am flight from Nelson which required being at the airport at 5.30am which meant my body was on high alert to not miss my alarm which meant I started the day at 3.30am. Oh my Lord. Naturally, I collected a virus on the plane and landed with a head cold and a bonus bout of vertigo. Blimey! What a start! But, I promise it gets better from here…

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April 20, 2019

Supanova Part One: How did I get here?

When my publisher pitched me to Supanova, I did my sums and said my prayers. Then, sooner than I could have anticipated, an official invitation came through. I danced a jig around my living room and braced myself to break the news to my husband. Honey, how would you feel about me taking a week off work, abandoning you and the children for 11 days and flying to Australia? Erm … sure? My school gave me leave and I booked my tickets and accommodation with a mighty gulp. 

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March 29, 2019

Dark Imaginings, Melbourne

Step into the shadows with authors Rachael Craw (The Rift & the Spark series), Katya de Becerra (What the Woods Keep) and Sarah Epstein (Small Spaces) to discover what’s lurking on the darker side of YA fiction.
In conversation with Sarah Robinson-Hatch from The YA Room.

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March 29, 2019

Supanova, Melbourne & Gold Coast, April 2019

I could not be more thrilled about joining all the madness, mayhem and fun at Supernova Melbourne April 5-7th and Gold Coast April 12-14th!

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December 17, 2018

Launch Love – Auckland

I was welcomed with tremendous kindness by Helen and Mary at the Dorothy Butler Bookshop. They put on a great afternoon tea, had stacks of my books on display and spoke with great warmth and generosity about my work. It was such a lovely turnout of locals, including 7 authors!!! I am constantly blown away by the support of fellow children’s and Young Adult authors.

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December 17, 2018

Launch Love – Nelson

The Rift launched at the Elma Turner Library on Nov 1st with the help of Stella and Thomas from Volume Books and a wonderful turn out of locals. The cake was top notch, the laughs were plentiful and the signing line full of smiles and kind words.

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October 31, 2018

Auckland Book Launch for The Rift

Auckland readers: Join Rachael Craw, award winning author of the Spark trilogy for the launch of her new YA novel, The Rift, a heart-pounding urban fantasy, brimming with mystery, adventure and romance.

There will be a Q&A, book signing and refreshments to enjoy.

Be sure to share this event with your book-loving friends! Can’t wait to see you there.

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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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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