Alexandra Maree Worth
Children’s book Author
When I was a little girl, I loved to read or have children’s books read to me. As a child, I had many aspirations that I wanted to achieve when I grew up and dreams that I wanted to become reality; one of them was writing children’s books.
I believe this interest of mine was more profound when I had my open-heart surgery at the age of 10 years old. I was read many children’s books to me whilst I was in hospital, which played a huge role in convincing me to one day write children’s books.
The whole journey of my open-heart surgery was extremally difficult, not only for me, but also for my family. When my family were notified by my cardiologist that I required heart surgery, it definitely took a huge chunk out of their lives, both physically and mentally.
The surgery changed my family’s whole perspective on life!
My illustrator is Amy Calautti. I chose Amy because first of all, I fell in love with her illustrations and colour. Not only that, but I felt that her illustration would suit the feel, emotions and text of my book.
I loved to draw from a young age and often made up games based around drawing to entertain my family.
– Amy Calautti