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.
BOOK EVENTS in Brisbane and Sydney:
Monday Nov 14, 6.30pm: in conversation with Jane Sullivan at Riverbend Books, Brisbane.
Tuesday Nov 15th, 6.30pm: in conversation with Megan Daley at Where The Wild Things Are, Brisbane.
Wednesday Nov 16th, 6.30pm: with Bright and Early Books at St Margaret's Girls School, Brisbane
Friday Nov 18th, 7.15pm: in conversation with Siobhan Lamb at Harry Hartog, Sydney
Saturday Nov 19th, 2pm: in conversation with Cat Rodie at Gleebooks, Sydney
* Bookings essential. Contact bookstores for more details.
Sally Rippin is Australia’s highest-selling female author and has written over 100 books for children and young adults. Her widely popular books are beloved across the globe, and have sold more than ten million copies in eighteen countries. Sally loves to write stories with heart and characters that resonate with children, parents and teachers alike.
Author photo by Sister Scout Studio