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My name is Tom E. Moffatt and I write stuff. Mostly silly stuff, if I’m being honest. But I have been known to write the odd serious thing, such as a shopping list or an IOU.

What do you want to know about me? I’m pretty normal really. I’ve got two arms, two legs, a bottom … you know, just like everyone else. I have all the other bits too. I’m not just a bottom with arms and legs. That wouldn’t sit right, would it? And I’d be the butt of everyone’s jokes!

Sorry … that wasn’t much about me! I, Tom E. Moffatt, am a children’s author. When I’m not having wacky thoughts and writing them down I spend time with my wife and three daughters. They think I’m silly too. But they love it. Most of the time. We also have a cat, called Nina, who is officially the second silliest member of the household. She is extremely good at climbing upwards but hasn’t quite mastered the art of climbing down, so she’s also the tallest member of the household (unofficially).

We live in a part of New Zealand called Rotorua, which smells like Mother Earth just farted. For once I’m actually serious … it does! You have to smell it to believe it. It’s like the ground around us is constantly blowing off, which means that its residents can fart as much as they like without getting caught. We’re an awful bunch when we go away on holiday though, with no one to blame but ourselves.

Despite not being able to blow off freely, travelling is still one of my favourite pastimes. I have been to more countries than I have fingers and toes to count and hope to visit lots more in the future. I love using obscure modes of transport and have already travelled by camel, elephant, rickshaw, as well as on the back of a Colombian milk truck. Trying new food from around the world is one of my joys of travelling and so far I have found myself eating beetle grubs, snake and seagull. However, my willingness to try anything doesn’t always have a happy ending and I once got so sick I vomited in front of a panda.

I grew up (physically, not mentally) in London, England. I wasn’t too interested in writing during my schooldays, since I was so focused on goofing around. It wasn’t until after I left university that I discovered that writing could be fun. And only when I became a primary school teacher did writing and being silly join forces. After all, I couldnt get up to my usual antics when I was the teacher, so I decided to write about them instead

Now that I’m no longer a teacher I get to visit schools as an author. And do you want to know the best bit? Authors are allowed to be silly. At least no one has stopped me yet. So look out for me next time you have an authors’ visit day at school. I’ll be the one burping, telling jokes and generally being rather naughty.

My first book, Barking Mad, won the Tom Fitzgibbon award in 2015 and was published by Scholastic in August 2016. If you enjoyed Barking Mad … keep your eye out for the next crazy adventure, which will be published in 2017. It’s going to be even more BONKERS than Barking Mad!

Questions for Tom E.

My name is Tom E. Moffatt and I write stuff. Mostly silly stuff, if I’m being honest. But I have been known to write the odd serious thing, such as a shopping list or an IOU.

What do you want to know about me? I’m pretty normal really. I’ve got two arms, two legs, a bottom … you know, just like everyone else. I have all the other bits too. I’m not just a bottom with arms and legs. That wouldn’t sit right, would it? And I’d be the butt of everyone’s jokes!

Sorry … that wasn’t much about me! I, Tom E. Moffatt, am a children’s author. When I’m not having wacky thoughts and writing them down I spend time with my wife and three daughters. They think I’m silly too. But they love it. Most of the time. We also have a cat, called Nina, who is officially the second silliest member of the household. She is extremely good at climbing upwards but hasn’t quite mastered the art of climbing down, so she’s also the tallest member of the household (unofficially).

We live in a part of New Zealand called Rotorua, which smells like Mother Earth just farted. For once I’m actually serious … it does! You have to smell it to believe it. It’s like the ground around us is constantly blowing off, which means that its residents can fart as much as they like without getting caught. We’re an awful bunch when we go away on holiday though, with no one to blame but ourselves.

Despite not being able to blow off freely, travelling is still one of my favourite pastimes. I have been to more countries than I have fingers and toes to count and hope to visit lots more in the future. I love using obscure modes of transport and have already travelled by camel, elephant, rickshaw, as well as on the back of a Colombian milk truck. Trying new food from around the world is one of my joys of travelling and so far I have found myself eating beetle grubs, snake and seagull. However, my willingness to try anything doesn’t always have a happy ending and I once got so sick I vomited in front of a panda.

I grew up (physically, not mentally) in London, England. I wasn’t too interested in writing during my schooldays, since I was so focused on goofing around. It wasn’t until after I left university that I
discovered that writing could be fun. And only when I became a primary school teacher did writing and being silly join forces. After all, I couldnt get up to my usual antics when I was the teacher, so I decided to write about them instead

Now that I’m no longer a teacher I get to visit schools as an author. And do you want to know the best bit? Authors are allowed to be silly. At least no one has stopped me yet. So look out for me next time you have an authors’ visit day at school. I’ll be the one burping, telling jokes and generally being rather naughty.

My first book, Barking Mad, won the Tom Fitzgibbon award in 2015 and was published by Scholastic in August 2016. If you enjoyed Barking Mad … keep your eye out for the next crazy adventure, which will be published in 2017. It’s going to be even more BONKERS than Barking Mad!

Questions for Tom E.

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