Trained in Graphics at Kingston University, followed by a Masters Degree in Printmaking at UWE, her striking illustrative and typographic style, coupled with her witty storytelling have resulted in an award winning and ever-growing collection of acclaimed picture books (15 published to date with 4 more due for release over the next 18 months).
Published by Harper Collins, Puffin, Hachette (Orchard) & Walker they have been translated into 15 languages. Her most famous creations to date are the Love Monster series (a US No.1 Best seller) and The Lion Inside (illustrated by Jim Field – 2016). Her newest books ‘The Koala who could’ (illustrated by Jim Field), ‘Love you hoo’ (self-illustrated) and ‘Snowflake in my pocket’ (illustrated by YuRong) are published this year. Her titles have been translated into 14 languages. She was World Book Day illustrator for the UK in 2014.
Also an entrepreneur, Rachel’s award-winning stationery and gift range, the brightside – a collection of optimistic thinkings celebrating the art of the silver lining, has sold over 10 million cards and 5 million gifts across the globe on 5 continents to date.
Living on a smallholding near the sea with her fiancé Robbie, their daughter River, a dog named Elvis, she has also turned her philosophies on life into a professional speaking career which has taken her all over the world including visits to the Caribbean, Bali and America and most recently China, as a visiting author/illustrator in Bejing and Nanjing this Autumn.
She also the co-founder of a wellness retreat at alphafarm.co.uk, where she helps to run creative, restorative retreats for the slightly frazzled. She hopes you might like to take 5 to
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