The Sound of Butterflies is the current New Zealand reading on Afternoons with Jim Mora on Radio NZ National. Tune in at 2.30 on weekdays. Please note that this is an abridged reading, so anyone who listens and wants to fill in the gaps can buy the book from their local bookseller!
Red Rocks has been awarded the LIANZA 2013 Esther Glen Medal, which was established in 1945, and is “offered annually to the author of the book which is considered to be the most distinguished contribution to literature for children aged 0-15, by an author who is a citizen or resident of New Zealand.”
Rachael’s brother, notable film-maker Jonathan King (Black Sheep, Under the Mountain), has made a weird and wonderful book trailer for Red Rocks. It is as delightfully spooky as the book itself. You can watch it on You Tube.
Red Rocks by Rachael King has been shortlisted for the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards! The winners will be annonced on June 24, 2013. To learn about the awards and see the complete list of all finalists across all categories, go here. And to vote in the Children’s Choice category for Red Rocks, please go here. There’s $1000 worth of book vouchers up for grabs for some lucky child and their school.
Rachael will be making two Christchurch library appearances for March’s NZ Book Month: Shirley Library, 11.30am, Wednesday March 13 and South Library, 11.30am, Friday March 15. She will be talking about the inspiration behind Red Rocks, reading a chapter, and answering questions. This is suitable for children aged 8-12 and anyone else interested in reading or writing children’s books.