My name is Lynette Duffy. I am an Author of children’s books & cookbooks.
In my early years I was one of those passionate children who could read almost from the first time I picked up a book. I was horrible at maths though which is usually the case. I would hanker for any time I might get free, so I could read.
In year 4 at school, I was not merely satisfied with just reading, I wanted to write stories too. I began with short stories & plays. By the time I was in year 9, I was showing my stories to English teachers. Seeing my skill for writing, they encouraged me to enter competitions. In year 10, I went on to win 3rd place for an Australian wide young writer’s competition. My enthusiasm & life as an Author had begun.
I realised from an early age that inspiring people especially children to read, opened the universe to them. Picture books are the first books that grab children’s attention. Without picture books most children or even adults would not have started reading. I dream of a society where everyone stimulates young children to read & comprehend. A place where children are never discouraged to record their visualizations, but are encouraged to record them, so maybe later they can see how they have developed in their writing skills. Then if they want to take it further they are assisted to do so.
I am proud to be chosen as a book reviewer for Creative Kids Tales.