We decided to start up My Own Adventure personalised books because we both wanted to help young children to experience the pleasure that reading can bring. Poor literacy is a huge issue in the world today, and we both firmly believe that learning to read from a young age is one of the most important things in a person’s education. This is because it forms the basis of an education, and plays a vital role in their ability to interact with the rest of society as an adult.

Our goal is to make a difference for young children who might find reading a struggle, or who perhaps haven’t had the opportunities to read that others have had.


Sam Brodie recently completed the Sydney Writers Course for Young Children. This is her first children’s storybook.


Andy McKenna studied English Language and Literature at school in the UK, then became a Bachelor of French and German studies at the University of Birmingham.