Rachel Flynn has published numerous picture books and novels for children, some of which have been translated and republished in French, Spanish, Dutch, Turkish, Chinese and Korean. She is best known for her hugely successful I Hate Fridays series and picture books My Mummy and Me, My Daddy and Me and their companion books (illustrated by Craig Smith).
Many of her books are listed on the various State Premiers’ Reading Challenge booklists, and she has featured in numerous ‘children’s choice’ awards. Collecting Sunshine (illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie) was listed as a Notable Book [early childhood] by The CBC in 2019. Rachel's picture books and junior fiction stories have been illustrated by some of Australia’s finest illustrators.
Rachel has taught in Professional Writing Programs around Melbourne for twenty-five years. She is currently undertaking a PhD in creative writing.