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Nat Amoore

Author, Podcaster

Nat Amoore is a kid’s writer who is passionate about encouraging kids to read and write and explore their imagination without boundaries. She is all about big ideas, big laughs and big fun.

Where were you born?

On a farm on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. I joined a family of sheep, cows, a donkey, a crazy goat, some ferrets and a kangaroo called Skippy. They all loved me very much. There was also a big brother called Dane, who didn’t like me even a little bit!

What other jobs have you had?

I have been a trapeze artist, a travel agent, a podcast host, a filmmaker, a reality show contestant, worked at a Christmas tree farm and collected pinecones to sell.

What themes are recurring in your work?

I like writing about kids who make mistakes. I made lots of them when I was young and I turned out ok (my Mum might not agree). Mistakes are how you learn and grow. They don’t define you but they help make you. Imperfection is a wonderful thing.

What have been the highlights of your career?

I feel like I have a new highlight every day. The first time I held my book. The first time I was asked for an autograph. The first bit of fan mail I received. The first time I saw a kid dressed up as one of my characters for Book Week. It just keeps getting better.

Where have your works been published?

We have just sold the rights to ‘Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire’ to Italy and Estonia. Who would have thought? Today Italy and Estonia, tomorrow…THE WORLD!

What are you passionate about?

I want my books to reflect the world I live in. My world is diverse, confusing, imperfect…so are my books and my characters. I don’t have all the answers and don’t pretend to. I want kids to know that’s ok. We are all just trying to do our best.

Haven’t I seen you before?

Possibly. Do you watch KidsWB? I had to rap about my book on TV and then got slimed. Talk about career highlights!

Anything else you’d like to share with us?

My sandwich. It’s really yum. If you would like a bite, just drop me a line, or send a carrier pigeon to collect.

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