My first book for adults is about how we learn to read and what can happen if we don’t.
I set out to write the book I needed when my son first started school; a mix of personal experience, research and interviews with specialists, advocates and neurodivergent adults.
My hope is that WILD THINGS will help readers understand and better support neurodivergent kids to thrive in a world where they may not easily fit.
COME OVER TO MY HOUSE
In September I am also releasing a picture book, co-written with musician, author and disability advocate Eliza Hull, and illustrated by Daniel Gray-Barnett.
Inside, readers are welcomed into the homes of seven families who identify as Deaf or disabled. The first of its kind, this picture book is not only important for disabled people to see themselves represented authentically, but also to start useful conversations in the classroom and home.
Sally Rippin is Australia’s highest-selling female author and has written over 100 books for children and young adults, many of them award-winning. Her widely popular books are beloved across the globe, and have sold more than ten million copies in eighteen countries.
Sally has mentored many emerging writers over the last twenty-five years and taught Writing for Children at RMIT University, the CAE and Writers Victoria. Until recently, she co-hosted a podcast and had a monthly program on 3RRR, interviewing people in the children’s book industry.
Currently, she is working on several books for children as well as adapting her work for the screen. Sally loves to write stories with heart and characters that resonate with children, parents and teachers alike.
Author photo by Sister Scout Studio