Racheal Preston is a Hamilton-based writer. Her debut novel, Tent of Blue, was published in the fall of 2002 by Goose Lane Editions. For two years, beginning in 2005, she acted as Chair of gritLIT, the Hamilton Writers’ Festival. Since 2003 she has been a judge for Power of the Pen, the Hamilton Public Library Creative Writing Competition. In 2001, Rachael was nominated for the Journey Prize and won the Arts Hamilton Literary Award. In 2006, she won the City of Hamilton Arts Award for Literature. A native of Yorkshire, England, she has a Master’s degree in English Literature from Queen’s University and also studied at Emily Carr College in Vancouver. She has taught English in Vancouver, London (U.K.), and the Czech Republic, and creative writing courses both in class and online for Mohawk and Sheridan Colleges.
"Preston is deft at creating a number of simultaneous plots and intricately detailed characters, smoothly moving her story to its completion without abandoning any of them along the way. "
— The Chronicle Herald