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Yarning about the Blak&Write Fellowship

Yarning about the Blak&Write Fellowship

It was really deadly winning one of the Blak&Write Fellowships for 2020 with my picture book series, Backyard Sports. The idea for the books came to me on a long drive between Halls Creek and Broome. I was thinking about... More

The journey to publication- Tracks of the Missing (Magabala 2021)

The journey to publication- Tracks of the Missing (Magabala 2021)

As rookies we had no idea how long books actually took to publish and all the work behind the scenes. Working on our debut novella, Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018) helped us understand the process and the time things take much... More

Where did we get our ideas for Tracks of the Missing?

Where did we get our ideas for Tracks of the Missing?

  Tracks of the Missing (Magabala 2021) is a YA suspense thriller based in the outback. Tracks of the Missing was inspired by a mix of things. Carl grew up hearing his local Creation stories or local scary stories. Hakea... More

Getting your ideas on the page

Getting your ideas on the page

Sometimes getting ideas out of your head and onto the page is hard. We totally get it. When Carl and I decide to co-author a book together it is even harder- not only to get both of our ideas on... More

Indie Outback- Story board

Indie Outback- Story board

As you know I was lucky enough to get an Arts Council of Australia- 2020 Resilience Create Grant for my series Indie Outback. This one is a little special because it is my first solo middle reader book- usually Carl... More

An update on all things writing

An update on all things writing

We have been busy working on new stories and learning lots about being authors. Here is an update for all our followers and supporters. We continue to work with our editor and writing mentor Shel Sweeney from A Worded Life... More

Australia Council of the Arts- Grant Application Advice

Australia Council of the Arts- Grant Application Advice

We were recently unsuccessful in two rounds of Arts Council of Australia grant applications… but found the advice that they then provided AFTER the rejections really useful for our future applications. We thought we would share it to help future... More

On being Writers

On being Writers

I have always loved stories. Devouring books… probably escaping reality a bit. Babysitter’s Club, Goosebumps, Obernewtyn Chronicals, Tomorrow When the War Began, Taronga, The Magic Faraway Tree, Animorphs… I can remember in year 7 sitting at the computer typing away... More

Hachette Contract

Hachette Contract

Exciting News Part One: Hachette Contract We are excited to announce that we have signed a two book contract with Hachette for Beautiful Night (2021) and an untitled manuscript (2022). Special thanks to our editor and writing mentor Shel Sweeney from... More

Writing Inspiration

Writing Inspiration

Love the idea of writing your own short stories for competitions, a novella like Black Cockatoo or just have an urge to write and tell stories… we have some freebies for you! Lismore Street Art Writing Prompts Hakea Hustler and... More