Ashleigh Mounser

Writer, filmmaker and content creator

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How to be Cooler than the Moon

You have before you the tale of my adventures. You may laugh, and you may cry. You may not understand some of the bigger words. This is because I am – as they say – much smarter than the average cookie. My Mother says that I am ‘precocious’ which is word meaning ‘very special and intelligent’ and not as my sister Jamie said at the time ‘very irritating.’

Blair Moon’s blissful life in the nursing home is turned upside down when her mother enrols her in the local primary school. Blair isn’t too keen on trading bingo for handball, but she sets her sights on being Class President. However, her new peers respect a higher world order than superior bridge skills – something called being cool

About Ashleigh

Ashleigh Mounser is an Australian writer who has been published across print and media. In 2016, Mounser graduated as a Deans Scholar with a Bachelor of Creative Writing from the University of Wollongong and later completed a Graduate Certificate in Screenwriting at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. She was Sydney Morning Herald’s Young Writer of the Year in 2012; the overall winner of the Future Leaders Writing Competition, winner of the ‘Time to Write’ contest conducted by the University of Melbourne and recipient of three arts grants from the Bouddi Foundation for the Arts, presented by John Bell. Her debut feature film QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS premiered at festivals across Europe, America and South Africa and has received numerous laurels. Her first childrens novel, HOW TO BE COOLER THAN THE MOON, is under contract with Ford Street Publishing and will be released October 1st, 2023.

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