Naomi Lake

Albany, Western Australia

Children’s author, travelling storyteller

Growing up, Naomi turned to books as a way to escape bullying and isolation. Now 25, she has written a well-received children’s book – Harmony The Forgetful Hen – and is working on a second. Naomi, who has Down Syndrome, is passionate about literacy and loves reading her book to children in libraries and schools. She particularly loves visiting children in remote areas who may ever have met an author, and showing them that with the right support anything is possible. Naomi is using her AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to publish her second book and embark on a regional tour: “I want to inspire children to read and follow their dreams too.”