May 30th

The Rift ARC is here!

It was an exciting day for snail mail on May 19th! When I arrived home from work I found a courier package waiting for me from my publisher, the ARC (Advance Reading Copy). I think Amy Daoud has somehow managed to make the ARC cover as alluring and mysterious as the final print cover that will be released in November! Check out those claw marks.

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May 30th

The Rift Cover Reveal

My new novel is set to hit the shelves in November this year and I can’t wait for y’all to read it. In the meantime here is the utterly gorgeous cover art, designed by the brilliant Amy Daoud. She designed the covers for Spark, Stray and Shield and she has yet again blown me away with her incredible design concept.

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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 (held 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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Rachael Craw

Rachael is a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors and the Top of the South branch. She is represented by Chris and Barbara Else of TFS Literary Agency. Her publisher is Walker Books Australia