Welcome to my blog Rachael Johns. Rachael is an Australian author (via Newcastle Upon Tyne), living in rural Western Australia. Rachael is an English teacher by trade, a mum, a supermarket owner by day, a chronic arachnophob, and a writer by night. She rarely sleeps. Rachael’s love of rural Australia is clearly evident in her books.
A big congratulations Rachael on the release of your new book, The Patterson Girls.
Ten Things You Don’t Know About Rachael Johns
- She has four half sisters and brothers and didn’t meet her dad until she was 17.
- She has a bit of a reputation of being a Diet Coke addict, but drinks no more than two cans a day actually.
- She won a hundred word short story competition at university but has been struggling at keeping her words to a minimum ever since.
- The first book she wrote was called A BATTLE WITH FOREVER and based on her own high school romance.
- She once appeared on a television ad for a bank but cannot now remember the name of the bank.
- She was at Parliament House in Canberra in 1992 with her whole year seven class when a man from Adelaide drove his four-wheel drive vehicle through the main doors, stopping in the main hall. Her class never did get to complete their tour.
- She and her husband first danced to ‘The Birdie Song – with a little bit of this and a little bit of that…’ at their wedding.
- In year nine she spent a weekend LIVING at the Perth Zoo for forty-hour famine!
- There is a huge possibility she is related to prolific North-East England author, Catherine Cookson.
- She has a grouse claw broach (go look it up 🙂 ) and it features in the book she is currently writing!