• Chenee Marrapodi

Rachael Johns: The queen of feel-good fiction

Bestselling, multi-award winning author Rachael Johns shares her secret to writing a successful romance novel, and discusses self-doubt, the dangers of social media and how to create relatable characters in your writing. Listen below...

Rachael Johns is currently Australia’s leading writer of contemporary relationship stories around women’s issues, a genre she has coined ‘life-lit’.

She has 20 romance and women’s fiction novels under her belt, including The Patterson Girls, Something to Talk About, The Art of Keeping Secrets, and most recently, How to Mend a Broken Heart.


Rachael has been a finalist in a number of competitions, including the Australian Romance Readers Awards. Jilted (her first rural romance) won Favourite Australian Contemporary Romance in 2012, and The Patterson Girls won the 2016 Romance Writers of Australia RUBY Award and also the 2015 Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction. She continually places in Booktopia’s Top 50 Aussie Authors poll.


Her new novel, Outback Secrets, comes out in October 2021.

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