Andrew McDonald is an author, a blogger and a mammal. His debut book for children, The Greatest Blogger in the World, features a protagonist, a blog, and a duck.
I was born in a hospital in Melbourne, where at once my father wanted to name me Stanley after Stan Laurel of the famous comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. I am now tall, skinny, but thankfully not called Stanley.
The publication of my debut novel The Greatest Blogger in the World would have to be my career highlight thus far. Because had that never happened, I would never have had kids emailing and talking to me about their favourite (and least favourite) parts of my book.
I am passionate about writing for kids and helping kids to write. I help with a literacy project called Pigeon Projects (www.pigeonsprojects.org) and I also believe that writing online (eg. blogging) should be a part of children’s literacy, since it’s a big part of modern life. Hence, I wrote a kids’ book about a kid blogger.
I am an animal lover. I own one fish called Lockjaw who has been missing since 1998 and is presumed dead.