Rachael Johns: Queen of Rural Romance

Rachael Johns: Queen of Rural Romance

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Queen of rural romance is back at it again. Rachael Johns talks to Cheryl Akle about why writing is a job, how she juggles motherhood and writing, and why she found it important to talk about motherhood – particularly around the issue of infertility – in her latest book, The Greatest Gift.

Podcast Guest: Rachael Johns

Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a supermarket owner by day, a mum 24/7, and a writer by night. She lives in rural Western Australia with her hyperactive husband and three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training. At 17 she began writing, enlightened by the thought that she could create whatever ending she liked, and almost a decade later, after many, many attempts at writing different types of novels, she joined the Romance Writers of Australia association. It was there that Rachael learnt there was more to writing a book than just typing out random thoughts. She learnt about the craft, conflict, consistent characters, etc, and also discovered that she LOVED contemporary romance! She is the author of The Kissing SeasonTease Me, CowboyMan Drought, JiltedOutback DreamsOutback Blaze, Outback GhostThe Next Season (ebook), and The Road to Hope.

Duration: 22 mins.

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                      Publisher details

                      The Greatest Gift
                      Author
                      Rachael Johns
                      Publisher
                      Harlequin
                      Genre
                      Australian Fiction
                      Released
                      23 October, 2017
                      ISBN
                      9781489241153

                      Synopsis

                      Mother: Female parent of a childMum: The woman who nurtures, raises and loves a childRadio host Harper Drummond lives for her career. Every day she meets fascinating people doing extraordinary things, but has begun to wonder whether there could something more for her out there. She’s financially secure, happily married to Samuel and has a great group of friends — what more could she want? It’s only when she interviews one special couple that she starts to think about whether she could make a different kind of contribution.Claire and Jasper Beggs are passionate about their thriving hot air balloon business and know they're lucky to find such joy in their work and in each other. But while Jasper has accepted that he will never be a father, Claire has found it hard to come to terms with her infertility. She doesn't want Jasper to regret choosing her over a child in the years to come. Is there a way to give themselves a real chance at being a happy family?Can they find someone who will give them the greatest gift? Or will it come at a greater cost?The poignant, heartwarming story of two women: one who wants nothing else than to be a mum, and one who never wanted to be a mother, from the bestselling, ABIA award-winning author of The Patterson Girls.
                      Rachael Johns
                      About the author

                      Rachael Johns

                      Rachael Johns, an English teacher by trade and a mum 24/7, is the bestselling ABIA-winning author of The Patterson Girls and a number of other romance and women's fiction books including The Art of Keeping Secrets, The Greatest Gift and Lost Without You. She is currently Australia's leading writer of contemporary relationship stories around women's issues, a genre she has coined ‘life-lit'. Rachael lives in the Perth hills with her hyperactive husband, three mostly gorgeous heroes-in-training and a very badly behaved dog. She rarely sleeps and never irons.

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