Writing? Books? Puzzles?
You’ve come to the right place. I’m Renee, and these are three of my favourite things.
I write stories about scavenger races around the world and puzzle based choose-your-own adventure stories.
I also read and review the best kids' books out there.
And puzzles? Well, you’ll just have to explore and find some, won’t you..
Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire
by Nat Amoore
When Tess and her best friend Toby find a million dollars in Tess' backyard they both have big plans about what to do with it. Turns out spending a lot of money when you're a kid can be tricky and it can also get you into a whole lot of trouble.
This book is super fun and very clever. I love the story, the characters, but most of all I love Tess' tips on life that are scattered throughout — they are absolutely spot on and kids (and adults) will totally relate to them.
I also love the fact that this is a funny, middle-grade book with a female protagonist, written by a female author (who is VERY funny in real life) and that it's set in suburban Australia.
Kids will love this book. It's a sure fire winner as I'm sure will be the case with Nat's next book, The Positive Power of Pranking, which has come out with a bang in June 2020.
"A book is a dream you hold in your hands". —Neil Gaiman
It was about week seven that I started to crack. I suppose that makes sense, I mean if there is a seven year itch in marriage there's probably a seven week panic in isolation. Before week seven I had tiny moments of alarm mainly around finances, the possible longevity of the situation, how my kids' lives would be affected... that sort of thing. I felt a deep empathy for people who had lost a lot more than me, those in hospitality or the arts and I worried about the health care workers. But if I'm honest, a small part of ...