About Rachel

 

 

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BIOGRAPHY:

Rachel Hamilton

Rachel Hamilton studied at Oxford and Cambridge and has put her education to good use by working in an ad agency, a secondary school, a building site and a men’s prison. Her interests are books, films, stand-up comedy and cake, and she loves to make people laugh, especially when it’s intentional rather than accidental.

Rachel’s debut novel, The Case of the Exploding Loo, was runner up in the 2013 Emirates Festival of Literature First Fiction Competition and shortly afterwards she was offered a two book deal by Simon and Schuster.

The Case of the Exploding Loo went on to be nominated for the Redbridge Children’s Book Awards 2015 and the Leeds Book Awards 2015,  and to win the Worcestershire Awesomest Book Award 2015 and the Ossett Riveting Read Award 2016.

She is also the author of the Unicorn in New York series, published by OUP in the UK and soon to be published in the US by Scholastic. The first book in the series, Louie Lets Loose, was chosen as part of the 2016 Big Read, Summer Reading Programme.

Rachel took part in the Dubai Comedy Festival 2015 as part of the ‘Funny Girls’ stand up tour, and was awarded Emirates Woman of the Year (Artist) in 2015. She currently divides her time between the UK and the UAE, creating funny books for 7 to 13 year-olds. 

About Rachel

 

 

brown envelope.jpg

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Rachel Hamilton

Rachel Hamilton studied at Oxford and Cambridge and has put her education to good use by working in an ad agency, a secondary school, a building site and a men’s prison. Her interests are books, films, stand-up comedy and cake, and she loves to make people laugh, especially when it’s intentional rather than accidental.

Rachel’s debut novel, The Case of the Exploding Loo, was runner up in the 2013 Emirates Festival of Literature First Fiction Competition and shortly afterwards she was offered a two book deal by Simon and Schuster.

The Case of the Exploding Loo went on to be nominated for the Redbridge Children’s Book Awards 2015 and the Leeds Book Awards 2015,  and to win the Worcestershire Awesomest Book Award 2015 and the Ossett Riveting Read Award 2016.

She is also the author of the Unicorn in New York series, published by OUP in the UK and soon to be published in the US by Scholastic. The first book in the series, Louie Lets Loose, was chosen as part of the 2016 Big Read, Summer Reading Programme.

Rachel took part in the Dubai Comedy Festival 2015 as part of the ‘Funny Girls’ stand up tour, and was awarded Emirates Woman of the Year (Artist) in 2015. She currently divides her time between the UK and the UAE, creating funny books for 7 to 13 year-olds. 

Books

BOOK I: THE CASE OF THE EXPLODING LOO, published by Simon & Schuster, May 2014

Quirky twelve year old Noelle Hawkins may be one of the brightest girls in her class but even she can’t explain how her dad, wacky scientist Brian ‘Big Brain’ Hawkins, spontaneously combusted in a portaloo. It’s true that he was working on a new top secret Brain Ray machine and was on the point of a great break-through – could this have had something to do with his disappearance? Know-All is sure all is not as it seems and with the help of her sister Holly she is determined to find out what really happened to her dad!

Available from Waterstones, WHSmiths, Asda, Kinokuniya, Bookworm, Magrudy’s, Amazon, iTunes and all good book stores.

 

Book Trailer for ‘The Case of the Exploding Loo‘ -

 

Max Dowler reading Chapter 1 of The Case of the Exploding Loo‘ 

 

Author Interviews Discussing ’The Case of the Exploding Loo‘ -

 

BOOK II:  THE CASE OF THE EXPLODING BRAINS, published by Simon & Schuster, March 2015

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