Children's author Nat Amoore chats about her latest book, We Run Tomorrow, a hybrid novel/graphic novel, PLUS her secret trick to winning over kids during school visits.
Nat Amoore burst onto the kidlit scene in 2019 with her debut novel, Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire, which became Australia's #1 bestselling debut Aussie children’s fiction for that year.
Since then she’s released The Power of Positive Pranking which won the 2021 Environment Award for Children’s Literature and was shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize and REAL Children’s Choice Book Awards, before going on to release her third book The Right Way to Rock.
Now for something completely different, Nat’s teamed up with Mike Barry to create a novel/graphic novel hybrid…called We Run Tomorrow.
We Run Tomorrow is the story of Sticks, Maki, Jed and Tommy, four best friends who are at risk of being torn apart by their parents.
When they discover their favourite comic book series is being made into a blockbuster movie, they know they have to be in it. They'll stop at nothing to get to the audition, get the parts and stay together.
In Episode 51 of Writers off the Page, Nat talks about pushing boundaries with her work, as well as sharing her top tips for winning over kids during school talks.