Rachel was sent to the Principal’s office in Grade Three for using the word ‘distinguished’ in a creative writing task. From that moment, words became her passion – writing them, speaking them. Strangely, writing as a profession never crossed her mind until four years ago when no other vocation made sense.
Rachel worked for ABC and BBC Local Radio as a producer, journalist and presenter for many years. As her family expanded, she worked as a copywriter and voice-over artist (her walk-in closet was her studio).
In 2012, Rachel lost her youngest child Hamish. The words came pouring out of her and refused to cease. Her first picture book, Finn’s Feather (Enchanted Lion, June 2018) is in honor of Hamish and is about memory, resilience, and friendship. This book is a dream come true.
Rachel is a prolific picture book writer and is committed to writing stories that delight, comfort and give children wonderful dreams. Fortunately, she has four children to inspire her and they do, everyday.
Rachel lives in Queensland Australia, and can often be found in her local café with a cappuccino and laptop.