Survival: East Victoria Park author Watts prepares to launch next book


Author Rachel Watts is launching her adult novella Survival later this month.
Author Rachel Watts is launching her adult novella Survival later this month.

EAST Victoria Park author Rachel Watts is launching her latest work at Crow Books this month.

Her young adult novella Survival, is about a post-climate change world in which governments have collapsed and corporations rule the world.

The book launch will take place from 6.30pm on March 14 at the East Victoria Park bookshop.

“It’s set in an Australian city that has been flooded and there is disease but the corporations have access to the medial treatment,” Watts said.

“I’ve studied climate change before, looking at where squid and octopuses go when the ocean changes, some species have increased and some have died.

“I’m inspired by the food chain and what happens when the environment changes.”

Watts said the book launch would be a chance to celebrate the new novella and talk about it.

“I’ll also be doing a launch at SwanCon, which is taking place at the Pan Pacific later this month,” she said.

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