Tasmanian author Rachael Treasure combines her love for the land and the written word in her best-selling novels, which include Jilaroo, The Stockman, The Rouseabout, The Cattleman’s Daughter, The Farmers Wife and Cleanskin Cowgirls.
Rachael lives in rural southern Tasmania and is a full time mother to two young humans and many eccentric animals. She has been dubbed an agricultural activist, farm feminist and literary pioneer and has worked as a rural journalist, radio broadcaster, truffle sniffer dog handler, professional wool classer, stock camp cook, drover, farm manager and working dog trainer. Her stories have inspired thousands of young and old rural non-readers to read and love books.
Her other published work includes the short story collections The Girl and the Ghost-Grey Mare and Fifty Bales of Hay, and non-fiction books Don’t Fence Me In – Grassroots Wisdom from a Country Gal, the working dog training book Dog Speak, and her memoir and manifesto for a new path in agriculture, Down the Dirt Roads. Her screenplay, Albert’s Chook Tractor, was filmed in Tasmania’s Fingal Valley for for SBS Independent TV, and she has also co-written songs with internationally successful country rock band The Wolfe Brothers.