Exciting West Aussie tour with the gorgeous Fiona Palmer

I’m very excited to announce the dates for mine and Fiona Palmer’s RuRo tour in WA this coming September/October – see below for details.

Both myself and Fee will be touring for a week (plus an extra day or so on either side) and we will have both our new books, The Sunnyvale Girls and Outback Ghost with us. (They are released in October – and my cover is almost ready to be unveiled but in the meantime, check out Fee’s gorgeous new book down below). I’ve been lucky enough to read an advance copy so I could quote for the front cover and I promise, you are ALL in for a treat!


We start off in Albany on Thursday the 18th September

Kojonup Monday 22nd night event

Capel Tuesday 23rd night event

Bunbury Wednesday 24th 10am event

Kalamunda Wednesday 24th night event

Dongara Thursday 25th 5.30 – 7pm event

Kalannie Friday 26th lunch event

Toodyay Friday 26th night event

Gosnells Saturday 27th 10.30am event

Then we head to the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre October 22nd Wednesday night event

Merredin Thursday 23rd October

Fee and I are both excited and exhausted at the prospect of all that travel! And we’re great friends and so promise you’ll enjoy us chatting together about our books, writing and love of reading. As more details and RSVP details come to hand I’ll post them on the Events page of my website. Until then, save the dates!



OUTBACK BLAZE is lift off!!

It’s May 1st, which means OUTBACK BLAZE should officially be EVERYWHERE!! I’ve already had reports of people seeing copies out and about in the wilds and hopefully today it’ll be downloading to lots of e-readers all over the place as well.

Release days are always happy experiences for us authors. I’d say they’re even better than a birthday or Christmas! It’s like the culmination of all our hard work is finally paying off. We can breathe a sigh of relief – our book baby is out in the wilds and there’s not much more we can do about it. Some people will love it (and post on FB or send gorgeous emails), some will not, but we’ve done all we can do.

I’m pleased to report that I’m already getting some gorgeous ratings and reviews for OUTBACK BLAZE.

The lovely Bree from 1Girl2ManyBooks posted one this morning that made my heart full. She said “Rachael Johns is fast becoming one of Australia’s most popular authors and with each release she justifies why – realistic, relatable characters, small towns with a great feel and storylines that keep the reader hooked and always wanting her next book. Waiting sucks!” The waiting she refers to is for OUTBACK GHOST the next Bunyip Bay book, which is out in October. To read her full review click here.

And don’t forget I have a fabulous contest running for anyone who takes a #shelfie (photo) of OUTBACK BLAZE in the shops. Post it on my Facebook page throughout May to go into the draw to win a Kobo Touch e-reader!!

Here’s a #shelfie I took of OUTBACK BLAZE in our shop!!


OH and because I’m feeling so damn chuffed today, I’m giving away one print copy of OUTBACK BLAZE (Aus/NZ entries only please) – comment on this blog post to win!

Happy reading folks. Thanks SO much for your support!