Category: Memoir writing
We hear a lot about the "mummy blogger", but to (belatedly) celebrate Father’s Day, we thought we'd give a shout out to stay-at-home dad Clint Greagen – whose blog Reservoir Dad won Best Australian Blog 2013 in the Personal and Parenting category. Clint lives in Reservoir, Victoria (hence the name, although he admits the Tarantino connection is nice too) with his wife and four boys aged between two and nine.
His blog win turned heads at publisher Random House, who approached Clint to ask if he was interested in writing a book. His reply was easy: he would love to. And a year later, his “fifth child” was born – this time made of paper and given the same name as the blog that made it happen – Reservoir Dad.
For Clint, who began his blog back in 2008 when he started his stay-at-home duties, it felt good to receive validation for his efforts. "Yeah, it was just a great pat on the back and it's sort of like, 'Keep going, man, you can do it. You're doing it right.' Validation that I’ve got something to offer."