Au­thor re­turns to roots for launch

Narrogin Observer - - Front Page - Michael Traill

Nar­ro­gin na­tive Rachael Mor­gan had a “mini launch” for her de­but novel I Dare You at ARtS Nar­ro­gin on Au­gust 9.

Leav­ing town after fin­ish­ing high school, Mor­gan stud­ied to be­come a pri­mary school teacher.

She found her­self work­ing in the United King­dom as a teacher be­fore com­ing back home to do some re­lief work in Nar­ro­gin.

After an ex­ten­sive stint of trav­el­ling, Mor­gan found her pas­sion for writ­ing and moved to Mel­bourne after work­ing as a re­cep­tion­ist at her fa­ther’s den­tal prac­tice on Fed­eral Street to fo­cus on her writ­ing full-time.

Mor­gan then went on to play­writ­ing in London and Aus­tralia.

“I Dare You is about a young lady, Char­lotte Baker, she’s a jour­nal­ist and she has her dream job to work at the West­erly,” she said.

“She has just been gifted a pet Dachshund, by her brother, and she’s hav­ing a few teething trou­bles with him.

“On the morn­ing of the in­ter­view at the West­erly, she misses her in­ter­view and the re­cep­tion­ist mis­takes her moan­ing and groan­ing about the dog for a child and sug­gests she in­ter­views for the baby magazine that they have.

“The only pre­req­ui­site is that you’re a par­ent to write for the magazine, so she has to pre­tend she is a par­ent. “It’s a feel good, fun read.” I Dare You of­fi­cially launched in Perth, but Mor­gan wanted to come back to Nar­ro­gin to thank the peo­ple, her teach­ers and fam­ily for mak­ing her the per­son she is to­day.

Picture: Michael Traill

Rachael Mor­gan at her mini I Dare You launch at ARtS Nar­ro­gin.

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