Super exciting stuff coming up for Book Week 2020 including...
Singapore Writer's Festival
30th Oct - 1st Nov
NAT AMOORE is a Sydney-based writer who is passionate about encouraging kids to read and write and explore their imagination without boundaries. Her first middle grade novel
Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire came out last year with Penguin Random House. It had great success as both Dymocks and QBD's 'Kids Book Of The Month', becoming Australia's #1 bestselling debut Aussie children’s fiction in 2019.
Her second book The Power Of Positive Pranking is due out in June 2020.
Nat placed 1st & 2nd in the Picture Book category and 2nd in Chapter Books for younger readers, at the 2018 CYA Conference. She was a recipient of the CBCA Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program for 2018 and is a proud Role Model for Books In Homes. Nat will be hosting the Sydney Writer's Festival Primary School Days Program in 2020 and is represented by literary agent, Brian Cook at The Author's Agent.
Nat is also a host of kidlit podcast One More Page, that launched in February 2018
One More Page has already had over 60,000 downloads and was a finalist in the ‘Best Newcomer’ category for the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.
Name: Nat Amoore
Internal age: 10
Secret superpower: Making up stuff. Not lying, that is different. Making up stuff, on the spot, that everybody believes and sometimes gets me things I want. Not lying.
Obsessed with: Laksa and writing down anything that pops into my head because I'm sure one day it will be 'my great work' even when the idea is oh so silly.
Annoyed by: Restaurants that skimp on my vegetables and/or tofu in my vegetable and tofu laksas. Seriously guys...they're VEGETABLES!
Bookshelf style: Small and jammed. Sydney apartment living **insert eye rolly emoji**
What you wanted to be when you grew up: Depended on the day of the week. Still does.
What you got in trouble for at school: Never got in trouble. Never got caught.
Favourite books as a kid: Everything by Paul Jennings or Gillian Rubenstein. Calvin & Hobbes, To Kill A Mocking Bird and anything where the character went from the real world to another world.
And now: Hmmmm, kinda the above plus How To Bee, Roof Toppers, The Cardboard Palace and The Hat Trilogy.
Book character you wish you could be: Elly from Skymaze