Rachel’s first book Ruby Hastings Writes Her Own Story is published by Harper Collins Big Cat and is suitable for anyone aged 8+. Ruby is available wherever you buy your books.

Ruby Hastings dreams of being a journalist when she’s older, just like her idol Susie Starling. However, Ruby thinks she can’t do this due to being dyspraxic. Will what people think of her condition stop her?

Rachel was diagnosed with dyspraxia at age 9 and struggled with her own self-worth in a world that wasn’t built for her. She wanted to write a book that would show neurodivergent and disabled children (and adults) that they can achieve as much as their non-disabled counterparts – if given adjustments.

They are also currently working on a non-fiction about disability that she absolutely cannot talk about.