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Rachel Nightingale

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Rachel Nightingale was a highly imaginative child who used to pretend she was wandering the woods looking for adventures on her way home from school. Once she understood creating stories gave her magical powers she decided to become a writer. Some years, and many diversions later, she is an award-winning playwright, and the author of The Tales of Tarya trilogy, a fantasy series published by Odyssey Books. Having survived improv theatre, travelled the world and immersed herself endlessly in research and creative practice, she often finds herself at the mercy of stories that demand to be written.

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Rachel Nightingale I go back to the books I loved as a child and read for the wonder of it, until I fall in love with words and the magic of stories all over again. Anyt…moreI go back to the books I loved as a child and read for the wonder of it, until I fall in love with words and the magic of stories all over again. Anything by Susan Cooper, Diana Wynne Jones, Jane Yolen or CS Lewis (among others) reminds me of why I dreamed of becoming a writer.(less)
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One of the questions I get asked a lot is what age my books are suitable for. I usually answer ‘twelve to one hundred and twelve’. Sometimes people follow up with a comment: ‘my daughter reads everything’, ‘he reads well above his age’, ‘she loves books by [adult author]’. And I smile, knowing my books will be going to a good home. Because that’s the sort of reader I was as a kid. One who loved in

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