Rachel is represented by Creative Net Speakers. If you would like her to give an author talk or run a workshop at your school, bookings can be made at

Rachel is an experienced public speaker whose appearances have included being a moderator, panellist and speaker at conferences including Continuum, the HNSA conference, Conflux and the Bendigo Writers Festival. She is passionate about inspiring imaginations and encouraging a love of reading. She can run a workshop on the magic of stories, creating interesting characters, story structure, and/or developing ideas. Or, as an experienced teacher and presenter, she can create a workshop specifically for your requirements. Previous workshops have included travelling the world with Sleipnir, Odin’s magical flying horse, as part of the City of Literature program, and week-long programs on creative writing and ‘inspiring stories’ at the Velamaal School in India. She has spoken on what to wear in the Tudor and Renaissance eras and has tutored at university level on action research, editing and publishing.

Rachel will be making the following appearances in 2020:

(Click on the event name to link to the event information and booking pages.)

29 July – 2 August – Worldcon 2020: The 78th World Science Fiction convention will feature Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon and George RR Martin, and many others. This will now be running digitally. Rachel will be presenting a paper in the academic stream about writing climate fiction.

4 October – Coal Creek Literary Festival: Fingers crossed we’ll be able to meet face to face towards the end of the year!