Bril­liant dream re­alised


Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

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.justzeus­

Tim Bris­tow with Year 7 stu­dents Harry El­ph­ick and Mil­lie Car­roll.

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