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 2021:

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

Bendigo Writers Festival – 8th May – Bendigo: Writing that warps, that takes a straight line and curls it, that bores holes into the surface of things to let things in – or out. That’s speculative fiction and it comes in all shapes and hues. Jason Nahrung invites Eugen Bacon, Rachel Nightingale and Garth Nix to let us into their way of seeing things – if you dare. Has the mainstream of publishing and bookselling finally caught up with speculative fiction? Where to from here?