Newy with Kids chats with kids book author Anthony Wood. He’s one of the many local authors and illustrators which call Newcastle & Hunter region home.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Adventurous, curious, quirky.

How did you become a children’s book author? What type of children’s books do you write?

I write children’s picture books and they were inspired through being a stay-at-home-dad with young children and witnessing the wonder reading had for them.

Who do you count as your literary influences?

Boo to a Goose – Mem Fox for the anticipation of the ‘Boo’, Jez Alborough’s stuff (Some Dogs Do or Cuddly Dudley).

What inspires you?

Things I came across in the beautiful natural environment we are fortunate to have in the Hunter region – trees and plants, birds, native animals.

What are you working on right now?

I think Charli is sorting out something Sparkling with Barry the Bowerbird.

When can we expect your next book to be available?

When it is finished!

Other than your books, what are your favourite books or authors to read to your kids?

Jez Alborough

Any other interesting things that your fans should know about you?

I have been known to moonlight as a pirate lately.

Where is your favourite spot in Newcastle and the Hunter to go with your family?

The shores of Lake Macquarie at sunset for a BBQ, picnic or a sneaky takeaway

Published books

Flaming Charli and Dancing Charli.

Upcoming book releases 

Sparkling Charli

For more information

Ant Wood
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