Name: David Rawlings
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
What you write/tagline/trademark: Pen in hand, tongue in cheek, writing contemporary Christian stories that explore God, 21st century church and our modern society.
Place in the book world: Finalist in Genesis this year, self-published twice in non-fiction, been a copywriter for 25 years and a reader for even longer!
On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: I’m Australian and a male, so I’m probably closer to the pole than a hug. But feel free to call me ‘mate’.
Something VERY serious: How do you take your Starbucks? Not at all, based on all the advice I’ve had on American coffee!!
The unique talking points that will get you going for hours: Sport, music (hey, we’ll be in Nashville), sustainability (we grow our own food when we can) and writing.
Loved ones at home you’ll be missing: My wife, 14-year-son and twin girls aged 12 and going on 25.
Conference goals we can pray for? For connections. I’m coming a long way and the cost is significant for our family, but we’ve prayed about it and believe it’s something God is leading me to do. In fact, there’s a story behind the doors God has opened, to the point where He’s just showing off now. I can tell you in Nashville once I’ve finished talking for hours about sport … if you’re still sitting there by then.
Anything we can celebrate with you? Being a finalist in Genesis is a good start!