Rachael King is a writer, reviewer, former literary festival director and ex-bass player from Aotearoa, New Zealand. She is the author of two novels for children: Red Rocks, which won the Esther Glen Medal in 2013, and The Grimmelings, which is due for publication in 2024. Her novels for adults, The Sound of Butterflies and Magpie Hall, were together published in nine different languages. Red Rocks is currently in development for television by Libertine Pictures (Mystic) and Sky TV.
Rachael was the programme director of the WORD Christchurch Festival for eight years until the end of 2021. In 2023 Rachael was named Best Reviewer at the Voyager New Zealand Media Awards. She lives in Otautahi, Christchurch.