Episode 12: How to create courage with Rachael Lucas
Rachael Lucas self-published her first book aged 40 and it went on to sell over 130,000 copies. She is now a best-selling novelist working on her fifth book and has just been nominated for a Carnegie Medal for her YA novel, The State of Grace.
Rachael is also a certified coach, mindfulness and meditation teacher, and a Reiki master teacher. She also happens to be a fabulous human and we connected earlier in the year on Instagram. With her photos of life by the seaside with her partner (who is also a writer) in a rambling Victorian house full of books, children, dogs, teapots and typewriters, Rachael had me at hello!
I also know that Rachael has an incredible story of resilience and tenacity in the face of self-doubt and I wanted to talk to her about how she got to here. For anyone who loves books and words and has a dream (like me) of ‘one day’ writing a book, this episode is just for you.