Rachael Craw

Rachael Craw

Author

Rachael Craw is a published, bestselling and award winning writer. Her debut YA trilogy – Spark, Stray and Shield – was published by Walker Books Australia (2014-2016); The Rift, was also published by WBA (2018), and then released in USA/CAN by Candlewick Press (2019). Spark won a Storylines Notable book award, was shortlisted in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults (NZCYA, 2015) and the Australia’s Silver Inky Awards (2014). Book 2, Stray won the Children’s Choice category of NZCYA (2017). The Rift won a Storylines Notable book award (2019) and was shortlisted in the judge’s awards for NZCYA (2019). Her newest YA trilogy, The Lost Saint, will be published by 8th Note Press, with the first book launching in 2025. Rachael has been a guest speaker and panellist at readers and writers’ festivals throughout NZ & AU and Oz Comic Con and Supanova conventions. She is a high school English and Drama teacher living in Nelson, New Zealand with her husband and three daughters.