Amelia grew up in Melbourne, but now lives just outside Sydney in the Blue Mountains, where she spends her days writing kids' books, staring out the window thinking up stories for kids' books, and occasionally just plain staring out the window.

When she's not writing, thinking or staring, Amelia likes to help people and also cover them with gel, which made her old job doing ultrasounds perfect for her. But because she loves to write so much, she now writes full-time and just plays with slime and toothpaste more. Amelia also enjoys yoga and snorkelling but not at the same time because that's really hard.

Amelia has three kids, two chooks and a husband.


take a virtual tour of Amelia's backyard chicken coop and meet the actual stars of the book chook!  Amelia discusses writing the book chook and gives a bonus writing tip too! 

click here for the 5-minute youtube clip

check out Amelia's explanation of anthropomorphism (using the book chook) and a writing prompt!  for kids ~6-9. click here for the 3-minute youtube clip

links to interviews

© 2017 Amelia McInerney