News

November 29, 2016

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 27, 2016

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 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 29, 2016

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 18, 2016

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 18, 2016

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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August 8, 2016

Spark Optioned for Feature Film by Miss Conception Films

Rachael Craw’s YA title Spark has been optioned by New Zealand film company Miss Conception Films, fitting perfectly with their mission to “make films with strong female protagonists”. A perennial favourite among young-adult fiction fans, the gripping action and fast-paced narrative was always perfect for film.

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August 1, 2016

Auckland Book Tour Highlights

My 6 days in Auckland were jam-packed with visits, meetings and events. I visited 6 schools, delivered 8 talks, lunched with booksellers, attended the New Zealand Book Industry Awards and had a lovely catch up with some author friends.

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June 24, 2016

Children’s Choice Awards & Auckland Book Tour

I am sooooo overdue to post news. Sorry, team. I can’t think back over all the details I’ve missed this year but here are the recent highlights: Stray is a finalist in the Children’s Choice category of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

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December 3, 2015

Mystery Ink, Book Club Visit

How could I fail to feel welcome arriving at Richmond Public Library this afternoon when Rachel Lord, the wonderful Librarian for Young Adult Literature had festooned the library with posters galore advertising this week’s Mystery Ink Teen Book Club 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. Her publisher is Walker Books Australia