Rachelle McIntyre launches new book 'Mrs M'

Image description: The cover of 'Mrs M' by Rachelle McIntyre is hand painted by Janet Atkinson and shows a blond boy in a red t-shirt being chased by a magpie, against green countryside.


Well known Wairarapa personality Rachelle McIntyre launched her first book on Saturday 6 April, with plenty of support from family and friends, including her two (now grown-up) sons who inspired the book.

Rachelle has been nurturing the dream of writing the book for many years. To accommodate Rachelle's impairments, the text for the book was dictated to her friend, fellow author and ex-WMS Community Advisor Shona Daubé, who also arranged publication through her company Pink Cottage Publishing.

The children's book is brimming with beautiful, bright illustrations by Greytown artist Janet Atkinson, another former WMS Community Advisor.

The book was beautifully printed by the Rimutaka Prison Printshop. The first print-run was supported by a small one-off grant from Wellington MS.

Image description: An photo-article showing Rachelle McIntyre against a brightly coloured wheelchair from the Wairarapa Times-Age. You can read the article through the link below.

Copies of the book are $10 each and can be purchased from the Heart of Arts in Carterton. There are only a few copies left so get in quickly!

You can read media coverage about the book launch below.

Rachelle McIntyre article in Wairarapa Times-Age on 10 April 2024

Rachelle McIntyre article Wairarapa Midweek 10 April 2024