Brydie Wright is interviewed for Ageing Fearlessly Podcast

Click for Episode 105 - When I Grow Up, 14 February 2022

Episode Summary care of Karen Sander's Ageing Fearlessly's Podcast Page.

"Brydie Wright is like many of us, feeling she has put her passion and purpose on hold, and taken the more conservative approach to life, working in roles that did not satisfy her true desire. Brydie chopped and changed careers to pay the mortgage and raise her family. Finally, Brydie has bitten the bullet and is forging her way towards, the career she always thought she would have "When She Grew Up"." 

Ageing Fearlessly hosted by Karen Sander is a podcast of the radio program of the same name. The program is for the 50+ Baby Boomers and aims to educate, motivate and inspire you to live a vitally active life, full of joy. Available on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple, Podbean.

[Graphic to the right c/o- Ageing Fearlessly / someofthefinerthingsare]

Brydie Wright's TV Presenter Showreel

Brydie Wright's professional showreel, produced and directed by TV Pro Global Nov, 2021. Showreel contains self-intro, storytelling, corporate video and lifestyle / interior design presenting pieces.

About the Author - Daddy & the World's Longest Poo

Brydie Wright is a first-time Author from Sydney. Four years ago, motherhood turned her life on its head and sparked her imagination. Brydie now finds creativity through writing about the quirks of life. Through her tongue-in-cheek tales, she writes as much for the parents of little readers as for the little readers themselves.

Finalist in the Independent Author Network Book Awards 2017, Brydie's debut picture book, Daddy and the World's longest Poo, will delight pre-school and early primary readers with its honesty and sense of humour. Mums, Dads and grandparents will get a cheeky laugh out of it too.

Brydie shares the story of how she came to re-discover her creativity in a fun, candid and warm chat with Karen Sander from Story Room Aus here...

Brydie Wright Presents By the Book For Community Radio

Every Saturday at 3pm, Brydie Wright presents By the Book for Radio Northern Beaches 88.7/90.3FM.

It's an hour of chat, news and reviews, all about the world of children's books, from a Northern Beaches perspective. Brydie interviews popular authors and illustrators, Lifeline Book Fair volunteers, and other creative people in and around the community.

Tune in via FM radio, if local, or stream live via, from anywhere in the world.

Programmes are repeated Tuesdays at 9am and interviews are available on demand via Podcast.

Brydie's holiday special this Saturday 18 December, celebrates the work of Lisa Nicol, acclaimed Sydney middle-grade fiction novelist. Her latest book, The What on Earth Institute of Wonder, is a rollicking, yet heart-warming adventure, following on from the success of Vincent and the Grandest Hotel on Earth and Dr Boogaloo and the Girl Who Lost Her Laughter. You can also catch Lisa's documentary Wide Open Sky this December, on NETFLIX.


Listen to By the Book Podcasts

You can catch interviews from episodes you've missed at Brydie Wright's Mixcloud page.

Latest podcast links include...

Episode 115 Middle Grade Author Lisa Nicol The What on Eath Institute of Wonder here

Episode 111 Gritty Realism and Social Justice in Young Adult fiction with Phillip Gwynne here

Episode 108 Middle Grade Author Cecily Anne Paterson talks The Ava Show here

Episode 104 Australian Children's Laureate Foundation - Ursula Dubosarsky (Laureate) and Kristin Darrell, Program Manager here 

Episode 101 Children's Picture Book Author Victoria Mackinlay's new releases here 

Episode 100 Children's Author Elizabeth Mary Cummings - CBCA Book Week Anthology here

Episode 99 Children's Book Recommendations and Upbeat Songs For Lockdown here

Episode 93 Creating Story via Picture Books Part 2, Author / Illustrator , Gus Gordon here 

Episode 92 Creating Story through Picture Books Part 1, Author / Illustrator , Gus Gordon here

Episode 88 Picture books & the importance of reading to baby with Author, Shelly Unwin here 

Episode 87 Writer of social justice literature for children, Author Susanne Gervay OAM here

Episode 81 Internationally best-selling children's author, Jacqueline Harvey here

Episode 78 Travel writer and children's short-story author, Marian McGuinness here

Episode 68 Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell - Biblio Memoir Seaching for Charlotte here

Episode 60 Children's Author Oliver Phommavanh - Middle Grade Short Stories here


Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds Anthology

Brydie is DELIGHTED to announce that her latest short story for children is featured in the Children's Book Council of Australia NSW Book Week Anthology for 2021 - Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds. Her short story is called Horrible Her-Stories, Hatshepsut: Harridan or Hero?

Out in the world on 28 May 2021, you can ORDER your copy at CBCA NSW Merchadise page. Or, ORDER DIRECTLY NOW via Email

Thank you to the CBCA NSW Eastern Suburbs Sub-Branch editorial team for making this project happen. 

A$22 for CBCA members / A$25 for non-CBCA members + postage.

Of over 70 contributors, famous authors and illustrators in the anthology include Ursula Dubosarsky, Libby Hathorn, Kate Forsyth, Belinda Murrell, Jules Faber, Dub Leffler, Lesley Gibbes, Sue Whiting and Susanne Gervay... to name but a few!

Catch THE Radio Northern Beaches interview with the Anthology Publisher and Editor here.

Brydie performs Horrible Her-Stories at State Library of NSW

On 28 May, Brydie was one of 11 out of over 70 contributors asked to read from her story for the CBCA NSW Book Week 2021 Anthology - New Worlds, Old Worlds, Other Worlds. Her story is called Horrible Her-Stories Hatshepsut: Harridan or a Hero?

Brydie's Latest Children's Theatre Review for WeekendNotes

Brydie was delighted to be amongst the guests at the opening day of Marian Street Theatre for Young People's latest production, Grimm Tales

It's an innovative set of performances, using front of house and backstage locations for a journey through the world of fairytales. Check out Brydie's review for WeekendNotes here. The production runs until 22 Feb at Sydney's Glen Street Theatre in Belrose.

Photo credit (to the right) - Noni Carroll Photography

Author Visits - My Secret Power Is...

On 6th June 2019, the Children's Book Council of Australia NSW Branch Northern Sydney Sub-Branch, celebrated its 10th Anniversary with an Author Afternoon Tea at Belrose Public Scool. It was an awesome welcome from the teachers, the kids and organiser Matthew Shallvey and his family. Brydie Wright entertained the Year 1s and 2s with a reading of her picture book and a mini worskhop on rhyming. The Book Week 2019 theme is My Secret Power is Reading and Brydie's Secret Power is... RHYMING. Thank you to all the wonderful families who purchased Brydie's book!


On 8th of August 2018, Brydie Wright was proud to take part in the Children's Book Council of Australia NSW Branch Northern Sydney Sub-Branch's Author Afternoon Tea in Dee Why. Thank you to Kirsty O'Rourke, Teacher/Librarian, for organising the fab afternoon, with its theme of 'Finding Your Treasure'. Appreciation also goes out to Wendy Fitzgerald, co-President of the Sub-Branch committee, for the photo diary from the day. Loved sharing Daddy and the World's Longest Poo with a highly engaged group of Grade 2s and 4s, who really knew their poetry and rhyme! 


On 12th of April 2018, Brydie Wright was delighted to take part in a FREE Children's Storytime session at the new Vinnies NSW Brookvale (Sydney). A group of pre-schoolers and their parents and carers joined in some readings of funny kids books and colouring activities. They then stayed on for photos and signings with Brydie, and explored the boutique-style warehouse, that is home to the Northern Beaches' favourite charity shop. It has an excellent collection of pre-loved kids books, toys, clothes and dress-up costumes, at great prices.

To find out more about Vinnies NSW Brookvale and its recent make-over, click here for Brydie's Sydney Mums Group article.


Creative Kids Tales Collection Book Review

Romi Sharp from Just Write for Kids Australia and Books on Tour posted an excellent BOOK REVIEW of The Creative Kids Tales Story Collection. To read her insights, click here.


The Creative Kids Tales Story Collection is here! 51 contributions from 40 emerging authors and illustrators. A 287-page illustrated collection of children's fiction (for 8 - 12 yrs) in short story and poetic formats. 

There's a story to suit every child's taste, including Brydie's Magic Beans, beautifully illustrated by Allison Howard.

MORE NEWS - Enthralled Magazine's Book of the Month

Enthralled magazine is a brand new Australian online magazine - a place for authors and writers to share their ideas and journeys. Edited by author Susan Day, the publication is 2 issues young and is FREE to subscribers (though donations are gladly accepted).

Brydie was delighted to be asked to contribute to Issue 2 (March 2018) of enthralled and took the opportunity to review her favourite book of the year so far.

You can read Brydie's review of enthralled's Book of the Month here - Vasilisa the Wise and Other Feminist Fairy Tales (Serenity Press 2017) by Kate Forsyth and Lorena Carrington.

AND Brydie's review is quoted, along with comments from Kaz Cooke and Sophie Masson, on the Vasilisa the Wise reviews page.

Brydie's Radio Hosting Beginnings

Brydie Talks 'Daddy and The World's Longest Poo' on Radio 

On Fri 4th August 2017 from 6-7pm (AEST), Brydie was excited to join Penny Pedersen, host of Penny's Long Way Home show on Northside Radio FM99.3 (Sydney). Brydie's role as guest co-host saw her chatting with Penny about her book, her film reviews for WeekendNotes Sydney and her interest in children's theatre. 

Book Trailer - Daddy and the World's Longest Poo

I'm proud to launch my Book Trailer for 2017's most original and funny picture book, Daddy and the World's Longest Poo. It's just in time for Father's Day in the USA and UK. A great gift idea for kids and the 'toilet procrastinators' in their families. Warning: Sense of humour required!

Brydie's Children's Book Industry Memberships

Brydie reviews books, lifestyle activities and the arts for WeekendNotes, Sydney Mum's Group and Enthralled magazine. She has also reviewed books for Creative Kids Tales.

Brydie is an Author member of the Children's Book Council of Australia NSW Branch and was a  Committee Member for the Northern Sydney Sub-Branch (2018 - 2019). She is also and a proud Yuyi Morales Scholarship graduate of the Children's Book Academy.

Brydie Writes for Sydney Mums Group

Sydney Mums Group is a fantastic online space (website and Facebook Page) where mothers from Sydney can share ideas and access news about things that matter to them.

Last year, Brydie was privileged to be Chief Editor for Sydney Mums Group. You can follow her blogs here

Being one herself, Brydie has poked a bit of fun at Sydney mums. Want to take the quiz You Know You're A Sydney Mum When... Check out the details here.