Dr Rachel Le Rossignol is the author of an historical fantasy trilogy published by Odyssey Books (under the name Rachel Nightingale). It begins with Harlequin’s Riddle and continues with Columbine’s Tale. Rachel co-wrote and acted in Murder on the Puffing Billy Express, a 1920s murder mystery show still performed regularly on the iconic Puffing Billy steam train (Melbourne). She holds a Masters degree and PhD in creative writing and is a regular speaker at writing events. Her plays have been performed in Australia, New Zealand and Manila.
Rachel will be part of the 2019 conference, and will narrate the First Pages Pitch Contest.