NAT AMOORE is a writer who is passionate about encouraging kids to read and write and explore their imagination without boundaries. She reads mainly kids’ books and the stories that she writes are the kind she wanted to read when she was a kid, and still wants to read today.
Nat's debut middle grade manuscript The World Writer was awarded 3rd place at the CYA Conference in 2016. At this year’s CYA, she placed 1st & 2nd in the Picture Book category and 2nd in Chapter Books for younger readers. She was a recipient of the CBCA Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program for 2018 and is represented with literary agent, Brian Cook at The Author's Agent.
In August 2018, Nat signed a two book deal with Penguin Random House. Her first middle grade novel will be released in June 2019.
Nat is also a host of kidlit podcast One More Page, that launched in February 2018
One More Page has already had over 12,000 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