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NAT AMOORE is a writer who is passionate about encouraging kids to read, write and explore their imagination without boundaries. She loves kids books, climbing trees, building lego spaceships and has never been beaten in a game of hide and seek - basically she’s just a big kid!
Nat has just signed a two-book deal with Penguin Random House with her first middle grade novel coming out in June 2019.
She has completed multiple course at the AWC, is a member of the Writing NSW & SCBWI and was a recipient of the CBCA Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program for 2018.
In February 2018, Nat (along with fellow hosts Kate & Liz) launched kidlit podcast One More Page - www.onemorepagepodcast.com. In its first year, One More Page has already had over 11,000 downloads and was a finalist in the ‘Best Newcomer’ category for the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards. The podcast has featured in publications such as Books+Publishing, Buzz Words and the SCBWI AUS&NZ Newsletters.
Nat is also an accomplished entertainer and presenter for children, and has been an Entertainment Manager, MC, trapeze artist and circus performer for the international resort chain, Club Med.
WHAT CYA CONFERENCE DID FOR ME
CYA 2018 was what I like to call ‘the beginning of cyclone success’. Tina was generous enough to invite us to the conference to record an episode of our podcast LIVE from CYA - www.onemorepagepodcast.com/bonus-episode-cya It was perfect timing because I had been lucky enough have three manuscripts as finalists in the aspiring category. It began with a bang when my manuscripts placed 1st & 2nd in the Picture Book for Primary Aged Children category and 2nd in the Chapter Books for Younger Children category. The awards ceremony was a real honor and I was excited to discover that Penguin Random House had asked for one of my manuscripts as an official submission. Eeeekkk!
I then spent the day, interview amazing authors, chatting with agents and publishers and just some general hob-nobbing with my awesome peers.
From that incredible day the whirlwind began. A week later I signed with agent Brian Cook. A couple of weeks after that he was submitting my manuscripts to publishers. And a few weeks later I had signed a two-book deal with Penguin Random House. CYA Conference July 7th to signing contract August 24th - Cyclone Success!
CYA is a fantastic opportunity to get your work out there, meet amazing people and get your foot in the door.
My first middle grade novel will be out in June 2019. I hope you love it!