Queenstown author’s wildly popular


A Queenstown woman’s part-time hobby as a children’s book author is proving popular. 

Ella O’Reilly (pictured with son Lucas, 1) has just published her third book, Dads Are So Awesome, but is considering another print run. 

Her first run was 500 copies and within 10 days she’s sold 150. 

“It’s pretty much all word of mouth,” she says. 

The book’s launch has been timed to fall before Father’s Day. 

O’Reilly owns local graphic design business Ellamac Solutions. 

Her interest in writing and illustrating came during her maternity break with first son Connor, who’s now 3. 

O’Reilly published I’m From New Zealand in 2012, expecting to have to give them away. 

They sold, and continue to sell, and her surprise has continued along with the addition of her second book, Little Monkey

She has now sold more than 2000 books. 

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