Brilliant dream realised
WRITING TO INSPIRE KIDS
SOUTH Perth resident Tim Bristow has realised his childhood dream and written a children’s book.
Billy the Brilliant is based on stories from Mr Bristow’s childhood experiences.
The Year 6 school teacher said he created a fictional character called Billy Bob Bristow and that turned into Billy the Brilliant when he was looking for the book’s character.
He hoped it would give inspiration to children to follow their dreams.
“Kids have big dreams and when they get to a certain age they can be quelled, so it’s nice to have an adult follow through with them,” he said.
Mr Bristow said the first time he was acknowledged for writing a story was when he was in high school and he got an A for a story he wrote.
A friend asked him to write their story and that story got an A-plus.
“Every time I caught up with friends they said you should become a writer,” he said.
“They all stuck in my mind and I started penning stories 18 months ago and then four or five moths ago I started writing a book.
“It has been amazing journey and we haven’t launched the book properly.”
Mr Bristow, who is also a WAFL footballer with East Fremantle, will launch the book on May 28 at the Shark’s game against Peel Thunder starting at noon.
There will also be another launch at the Mundijong Library on Wednesday, June 8, from 4-5pm. Bookings are limited. For more information or the purchase the book, go to www.justzeusbooks.com.au.
Tim Bristow with Year 7 students Harry Elphick and Millie Carroll.