We are pleased and excited to announce that the speaker at our upcoming event at the RAF Club in London’s Piccadilly will be former Financial Times journalist and author Rachael de Moravia.
The networking event, which will take place from 18.30 on May 11, will see Rachael take to the stage to tell all about her life as a military spouse and journalist.
A former FT journalist, magazine editor and radio news presenter, Rachael has written for UK and international publications, and is currently senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Gloucestershire. She is also a military spouse who has written a memoir of – what she calls – her ‘double life’.
Rachael is crowd-funding her book, called News from the Home Front, with award-winning publisher Unbound.
Rachael explains: “Deployments, life in married quarters and moving – sometimes at short notice – to new counties or countries: these are all intrinsic aspects of life for military spouses. Less common, however, are accounts of life on this side of a military marriage.” This is a gap that News from the Home Front seeks to fill.
A military spouse for almost fifteen years, Rachael de Moravia is very familiar with the lifestyle – the highs, the lows, and the unpredictable twists and turns – of the close friends and relatives of military personnel.
Rachael married her husband in September 2001, during a period that developed into a pivotal time of changing global politics, international conflict and military action. Her husband found himself on the way to Iraq before the honeymoon period was over, and has since completed nine tours of duty while raising a family together.
Entrepreneurial by necessity rather than choice, Rachael will talk to those at the event about the challenges faced by military families, and how she has maintained an independent career despite the restrictions of the forces lifestyle.
It is sure to be a good one, so don’t forget to visit the EventBrite page for ticketing information.
You can read more about News from the Home Front and pledge to support the book here: https://unbound.co.uk/books/news-from-the-home-front
Follow Rachael on Twitter using the handle @rachael_moravia.