Contemporary rural author a guest speaker at Henty


Tasmanian author Rachael Treasure is a guest speaker at Country Lifestyle.

One of Australia’s best selling authors Rachael Treasure will debut her new book White Horses at the Henty Machinery Field Days.

Rachael’s first novel, Jillaroo, blazed a trail in the Australian publishing industry and White Horses is a sweeping, engaging nvoel full of cracking humour and lively characters.

It is a moving and powerful story of a young woman’s getting of wisdom combined with a profound environmental message.

White horses combines Rachael’s passion for rural and regional issues with two hot-button topics of environmental management and the #MeToo movement.

This is her seventh novel.

Rachael will speak on creative writing and her novels, plus sign copies of her new book, on Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19 at Country Lifestyle

She lives in southern Tasmania with her two teenage children and partner, Daniel.

Together they are restoring farming landscapes using regenerative agricultural methods.

Her first novel, Jillaroo, blazed a trail in the Australian publishing industry for other rural women writers and is now considered an iconic work of contemporary Australian fiction.

Rachael is a rural business graduate of Sydney University’s Orange Agricultural College and has a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and journalism from Charles Sturt University in Bathurst.

She has worked as a journalist for Rural Press, News Limited and ABC Rural Radio.

Her dream is to never grow up and to one day live in a shearing shed.