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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Possibly. Do you watch KidsWB? I had to rap about my book on TV and then got slimed. Talk about career highlights!
My sandwich. It’s really yum. If you would like a bite, just drop me a line, or send a carrier pigeon to collect.
Nat was absolutely fantastic! The kids LOVED her. We were limited to a digital experience and Nat managed to jump right through our screens. Cannot recommend her highly enough.
They LOVED it. The kids were excited and had great questions for Nat. Teachers said it was super engaging and entertaining. Nat’s energy was contagious and she taught the kids about storytelling in a really fun way.
Nat was so reliable and versatile, and a HUGELY engaging presenter. The kids adored her, and it’s been a pleasure to work with her.
In more than fifteen years working with children’s authors, I’ve yet to meet someone who shows more instinctual understanding of children than Nat Amoore. A born entertainer and exceptional writer, I consider it a real privilege to have worked with her.
Nat Amoore is hands down the greatest motivator for getting kids to read!
She can hold an audience of any age through her mischievous ways and her absolute passion for telling stories. I adore watching her sessions as not only are the kids rolling on the floor laughing, the adults are in on the fun too.
What I really love though is that she gets the kids to think about all sorts of topics, her sessions are a mini ethics lesson disguised by giggles and ending with a massive queue to grab a copy of Nat’s books. If you are looking for an author for your school/library, put Nat Amoore on the very top of your list.