Awethors Event: Interview with Rachel Cotterill

Our ninth awesome author in the countdown until the Get Down With The Awethors Facebook event on April 12 is Rachel Cotterill. Visiting her social media links doesn’t just give you insight into her books, you’ll find scrumptious recipes and food photos!


1. What will you be sharing with the group on April 12 at the Get Down With The Awethors event? Free book giveaway, sneak peek, merchandise, holding a competition, discussion?

I’ll be giving away books, answering questions, and offering readers the opportunity to sign up for ARCs of new releases. Plus, naturally, taking part in some of the fun events like Cover Wars!

2. What is your latest book or work, and where can we find it?

My latest release is a fantasy mystery novella called The Falconer, which follows Roan’s watersmeet_ebook_smattempts to uncover the truth after he witnesses a suspicious death. You can download it free from or from most major ebook stores.

My most recent full-length work, also published this year, is Watersmeet – a tale of alchemy and romance set in the same world.

3. What drives you to write? Music, an interest in the human mind, is it cathartic for you?

I don’t remember a time when I didn’t tell stories; it comes as naturally to me as breathing. At least these days I get to share my work with willing readers, rather than getting in trouble for spinning tales to my (surprisingly gullible) school friends!

4. What’s your favorite book in the world? One you couldn’t imagine having lived your life without reading.

Hmm, probably Dune. I read it when I was quite young and the sweeping mixture of space adventure and fantasy elements really caught my imagination. Frank Herbert is indirectly responsible for most of what I read (and write) today!

5. When will you be at the Awethors event on April 12? All day or at a certain time?

I’ll be in and out all day, at least during reasonable UK hours. And I’ll have my phone in my pocket the rest of the time, if anyone wants to tag me to get my attention!


Author Bio

Rachel Cotterill is professionally and perpetually indecisive, splitting her time somewhat haphazardly between writing, computing, linguistics, recipe development, and travel. She’s half of the feminist SF book blog Strange Charm ( and her third novel, Watersmeet, is a romantic and optimistic fantasy published earlier this year.

Connect with Rachel


You can find all of Rachel’s current work on Amazon, for Kindle and (for full-length works) in paperback. My Amazon author page is: Of course, my books are also available from other major retailers.


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