About the Author - Daddy and 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.
On 12th of April, 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.
Photo to the right is c/o- Jacqui Dropulic from Vinnies NSW
And in other BREAKING NEWS, The 'Poo Book' Blog is pleased to be reviewing Carolyn Denman's young adult fantasy novel - Songlines, Book One, The Sentinels of Eden series - for Books on Tour ... Click for HERE for the review.
Brydie's Latest Children's Theatre Review for WeekendNotes
Brydie was delighted to be amongst the guests at opening night of Monkey Baa Theatre Company's latest production. It's based on the classic 20006 children's picture book Josephine Wants to Dance, by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.
Josephine Wants to Dance is a vibrant musical production for ages 4 to 9 and kids will love it. After the premiere season ends at Monkey Baa HQ (in Sydney), the production will tour nationally. Check out Brydie's Editor's Choice Winning Award for WeekendNotes here.
Photo credit (to the right) - Heidrun Lohr
Creative Kids Tales Collection Book Review
This week, 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.
You can now buy signed copies of the anthology, with postage anywhere in Australia, online at the Just Write For Kids Online Shop!
And, if you are local to Bookface Port Macquarie, you can buy copies of the book for $15 and forget postage costs. Pick up a copy of Daddy and the World's Longest Poo while you are in store, too!
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.
And Joining Little Gnome, Brisbane and BookFace Port Macquarie, as independent stockists of Daddy and the World's Longest Poo, is Sydney bookshop extraordinaire, Harry Hartog at Warringah Mall. Thank you so much to the team, Abby and Mel, for having faith in a local, self-published author and giving my book a go. It will only stay on the shelves if it sells though, so if you're a local, or visiting the mall, enjoy the 'Harry Hartog experience' and pick up a copy of my book!
Brydie's Radio Hosting Stint
On Fri 4th August 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
Brydie's Children's Book Industry Memberships
Brydie is an Author member of the Children's Book Council of Australia NSW Branch and Committee Member for the Northern Sydney Sub-Branch (as of March 2018). She is also and a proud Yuyi Morales Scholarship graduate of the Children's Book Academy.
Brydie's Latest Review for The Blogfish
Brydie's latest post for The Blogfish continues her study of all things humour in children's books, spotlighting dark humour and why we love fractured fairy tales.
A fan folklore and don't mind poking fun of it? - read all about it here.
Brydie Writes for Sydney Mums Group
Following on from the articles she has posted for SMG this year, Brydie has joined the team as Chief Editor.
This week, Brydie has used the Meetup website, to find recommendations for Book Club groups for adults, all over Sydney, many with monthly meeting dates still to come in late February and early March. Check out the details here.