Ella O’Reilly is the Queenstown mum behind Onemum. The birth of her first son re-ignited a passion for illustration and story-telling. Writing books just for him, but others telling her “you should print these” led to her self-publishing two titles.
Thinking she might be giving them away for years, the first run actually sold out within months. I’m from New Zealand is now on its third reprint, and Little Monkey on its second.[wpspoiler name=”Read More” closebtn=”Close”]
This month she has just released her third book Dads are so awesome – a heartwarming and humourous observation of the things that make kids think their dads are amazing.
“I love to make books that are as entertaining for the adults reading them as the children – it encourages everyone to snuggle up and read together. Seeing people smile and laugh when they read them for the first time is one of my favourite things” says Ella.