Author: Aimee O'Brien
The book tells the story of FIFO (Fly in Fly Out) life as told through the eyes of a young girl. It’s about the ups and downs of missing her Daddy and the value of the small things like quality time together that make all the difference. The book focuses on how to feel positive and happy even when we miss someone and how to share our lives even when we are a plane ride apart. Books are a great way to talk to kids about difficult issues. The intention of this book is to help kids better understand the very complicated emotions they may feel from having a parent work away for weeks at a time. My FIFO Daddy was inspired by Aimee, Rory and their children’s experiences of FIFO life in Western Australia. Aimee’s aunt, Kaethe, donated her beautiful paintings for the book’s illustrations. It is a very personal project and they hope the book makes a difference in the lives of other FIFO families.
Aimee O’Brien is a children’s book author who has degrees in Communications and Rhetoric, Women’s Studies, and Veterinary Science. She is from the San Francisco Bay Area, but most recently has spent her time in Western Australia where she was inspired to write My FIFO Daddy. Aimee is a mother of 3, a writer, a photographer, and a nurse for animals. She lives near Perth with her husband, kids, and their dog Guinness. Rory O’Brien is a heavy equipment operator who’s FIFO career inspired My FIFO Daddy. He is from Auckland, New Zealand. He first met Aimee in San Francisco where they married, had their eldest 2 kids and then followed his career to this great adventure in Australia. Rory continues to work as a FIFO dad and husband.