About the Author - Daddy & the World's Longest Poo

Brydie Wright is a first-time Author from Sydney. Four years ago, motherhood turned her life on its head and sparked her imagination. Brydie now finds creativity through writing about the quirks of family life. Through her tongue-in-cheek tales, she writes as much for the parents of little readers as for the little readers themselves.

Finalist in the Independent Author Network Book Awards 2017, Brydie's debut picture book will delight pre-school and early primary readers with its honesty and sense of humour. Mums, Dads and grandparents will get a cheeky laugh out of it too.

About the Presenter - Radio Programme By the Book

Catch Brydie Wright's community radio programme, Brydie Wright's By the Book, on Radio Northern Beaches, on Saturdays from 3pm - 4pm. Radio frequency is 88.7 / 90.3FM, or stream live via the Radio Northern Beaches website rnb.org.au.

By the Book is also repeated on Tuesdays at 9am.

Brydie Wright is also a member of the Radio Northern Beaches Board of Directors and Social Media Coordinator, since November 2019.

By the Book is a show for children's book creators, and lovers of children's books, of all ages. It's your guide to what is happening in the world of kids' books and cultural arts, on the Northern Beaches, with news, reviews and great interviews with local identities. 

Lockdown couldn't hold us back!
 
Children's Author Elizabeth Mary Cummings joined me via Zoom for this week's By the Book interview on Radio Northern Beaches. We chat all about the very important NFP initiative that is the Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch Book Week 2021 Anthology - Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.
Plus, Elizabeth Mary has her own exciting news... the release of her cloth book and picture book versions of Ocean Devotion a warm, engaging and educational tale about environmental sustainability and conserving our oceans.
 
Airing Saturday 24 Jul, 3pm and Tuesday 27 Jul at 9am, on Radio Northern Beaches 88.7 / 90.3FM or stream via www.rnb.org.au ...
 
PODCAST LINK TO INTERVIEW BELOW...

Listen to By the Book Podcasts

You can catch interviews from episodes you've missed at Brydie Wright's Mixcloud page.

Latest podcast links include...

 

 

Episode 100 Children's Author Elizabeth Mary Cummings - CBCA Book Week Anthology here

Episode 99 Children's Book Recommendations and Upbeat Songs For Lockdown here

Episode 93 Creating Story via Picture Books Part 2, Author / Illustrator , Gus Gordon here 

Episode 92 Creating Story through Picture Books Part 1, Author / Illustrator , Gus Gordon here

Episode 88 Picture books & the importance of reading to baby with Author, Shelly Unwin here 

Episode 87 Writer of social justice literature for children, Author Susanne Gervay OAM here

Episode 81 Internationally best-selling children's author, Jacqueline Harvey here

Episode 78 Travel writer and children's short-story author, Marian McGuinness here

Episode 68 Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell - Biblio Memoir Seaching for Charlotte here

Episode 60 Children's Author Oliver Phommavanh - Middle Grade Short Stories here

 

CBCA Anthology - Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds

Brydie is DELIGHTED to announce that her latest short story for children will be featured in the upcoming CBCA NSW Book Week Anthology for 2021 - Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds. Her short story is called Horrible Her-Stories, Hatshepsut: Harridan or Hero?

Out in the world on 28 May 2021, you can find details about HOW TO ORDER your copy at CBCA NSW Merchadise page. Or, ORDER DIRECTLY  via Email cbcansw@gmail.com.

Thank you to the CBCA NSW Eastern Suburbs Sub-Branch editorial team for making this project happen. 

A$22 for CBCA members / A$25 for non-CBCA members.

Of over 70 contributors, famous authors and illustrators in the anthology include Ursula Dubosarsky, Libby Hathorn, Kate Forsyth, Belinda Murrell, Jules Faber, Dub Leffler, Lesley Gibbes, Sue Whiting and Susanne Gervay... to name but a few!

Catch THE Radio Northern Beaches interview with the Anthology Publisher and Editor here.

Brydie performs Horrible Her-Stories at State Library of NSW

On 28 May, Brydie was one of 11 out of over 70 contributors asked to read from her story for the CBCA NSW Book Week 2021 Anthology - New Worlds, Old Worlds, Other Worlds. Her story is called Horrible Her-Stories Hatshepsut: Harridan or a Hero?

Brydie's Latest Children's Theatre Review for WeekendNotes

Brydie was delighted to be amongst the guests at the opening day of Marian Street Theatre for Young People's latest production, Grimm Tales

It's an innovative set of performances, using front of house and backstage locations for a journey through the world of fairytales. Check out Brydie's review for WeekendNotes here. The production runs until 22 Feb at Sydney's Glen Street Theatre in Belrose.

Photo credit (to the right) - Noni Carroll Photography

BREAKING NEWS - My Secret Power Is...

On 6th June 2019, the Children's Book Council of Australia NSW Branch Northern Sydney Sub-Branch, celebrated its 10th Anniversary with an Author Afternoon Tea at Belrose Public Scool. It was an awesome welcome from the teachers, the kids and organiser Matthew Shallvey and his family. Brydie Wright entertained the Year 1s and 2s with a reading of her picture book and a mini worskhop on rhyming. The Book Week 2019 theme is My Secret Power is Reading and Brydie's Secret Power is... RHYMING. Thank you to all the wonderful families who purchased Brydie's book!

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On 8th of August 2018, Brydie Wright was proud to take part in the Children's Book Council of Australia NSW Branch Northern Sydney Sub-Branch's Author Afternoon Tea in Dee Why. Thank you to Kirsty O'Rourke, Teacher/Librarian, for organising the fab afternoon, with its theme of 'Finding Your Treasure'. Appreciation also goes out to Wendy Fitzgerald, co-President of the Sub-Branch committee, for the photo diary from the day. Loved sharing Daddy and the World's Longest Poo with a highly engaged group of Grade 2s and 4s, who really knew their poetry and rhyme! 

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On 12th of April 2018, Brydie Wright was delighted to take part in a FREE Children's Storytime session at the new Vinnies NSW Brookvale (Sydney). A group of pre-schoolers and their parents and carers joined in some readings of funny kids books and colouring activities. They then stayed on for photos and signings with Brydie, and explored the boutique-style warehouse, that is home to the Northern Beaches' favourite charity shop. It has an excellent collection of pre-loved kids books, toys, clothes and dress-up costumes, at great prices.

To find out more about Vinnies NSW Brookvale and its recent make-over, click here for Brydie's Sydney Mums Group article.

 

Creative Kids Tales Collection Book Review

Romi Sharp from Just Write for Kids Australia and Books on Tour posted an excellent BOOK REVIEW of The Creative Kids Tales Story Collection. To read her insights, click here.

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The Creative Kids Tales Story Collection is here! 51 contributions from 40 emerging authors and illustrators. A 287-page illustrated collection of children's fiction (for 8 - 12 yrs) in short story and poetic formats. 


There's a story to suit every child's taste, including Brydie's Magic Beans, beautifully illustrated by Allison Howard.

MORE NEWS - Enthralled Magazine's Book of the Month

Enthralled magazine is a brand new Australian online magazine - a place for authors and writers to share their ideas and journeys. Edited by author Susan Day, the publication is 2 issues young and is FREE to subscribers (though donations are gladly accepted).

Brydie was delighted to be asked to contribute to Issue 2 (March 2018) of enthralled and took the opportunity to review her favourite book of the year so far.

You can read Brydie's review of enthralled's Book of the Month here - Vasilisa the Wise and Other Feminist Fairy Tales (Serenity Press 2017) by Kate Forsyth and Lorena Carrington.

AND Brydie's review is quoted, along with comments from Kaz Cooke and Sophie Masson, on the Vasilisa the Wise reviews page.

Brydie's Radio Hosting Beginnings

Brydie Talks 'Daddy and The World's Longest Poo' on Radio 

On Fri 4th August 2017 from 6-7pm (AEST), Brydie was excited to join Penny Pedersen, host of Penny's Long Way Home show on Northside Radio FM99.3 (Sydney). Brydie's role as guest co-host saw her chatting with Penny about her book, her film reviews for WeekendNotes Sydney and her interest in children's theatre. 

Book Trailer - Daddy and the World's Longest Poo

I'm proud to launch my Book Trailer for 2017's most original and funny picture book, Daddy and the World's Longest Poo. It's just in time for Father's Day in the USA and UK. A great gift idea for kids and the 'toilet procrastinators' in their families. Warning: Sense of humour required!

Brydie's Children's Book Industry Memberships

Brydie reviews books, lifestyle activities and the arts for WeekendNotes, Sydney Mum's Group and Enthralled magazine. She has also reviewed books for Creative Kids Tales.

Brydie is an Author member of the Children's Book Council of Australia NSW Branch and was a  Committee Member for the Northern Sydney Sub-Branch (2018 - 2019). She is also and a proud Yuyi Morales Scholarship graduate of the Children's Book Academy.

Brydie Writes for Sydney Mums Group

Sydney Mums Group is a fantastic online space (website and Facebook Page) where mothers from Sydney can share ideas and access news about things that matter to them.

Last year, Brydie was privileged to be Chief Editor for Sydney Mums Group. You can follow her blogs here

Being one herself, Brydie has poked a bit of fun at Sydney mums. Want to take the quiz You Know You're A Sydney Mum When... Check out the details here.