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Daisy Utemorrah Award 2021

Daisy Utemorrah Award 2021

We are excited to announce that we won the 2021 Daisy Utemorrah Award for Unpublished Manuscript at the State Library of Western Australia Book Awards. Dirran is the sequel to our award winning debut novella, Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018). Mia... More

First Nations Clip Art and Borders

First Nations Clip Art and Borders

August 22, 2021

Are you a teacher or librarian? Are you interested in creating some displays for our books? Or to reflect diverse Australia in other subjects in your classroom? We have some clip art and borders that might be just what you... More

Football Pathways for remote First Nations Players

Football Pathways for remote First Nations Players

We have some really deadly sports talent in remote communities. National sports organisations have started to recognised the raw, untapped talent with some starting programs to support our mob into their teams. But those programs are few and far between.... More

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

Who is Deklan Archer?

Who is Deklan Archer?

April 30, 2021

Deklan Archer is the 15 year old fiction character from our upcoming YA suspense thriller set in the Australian outback, Tracks of the Missing (Magabala 2021). He is the First Nations protagonist (main character) who tells our story through his... 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

Who will like reading Tracks of the Missing?

Who will like reading Tracks of the Missing?

April 23, 2021

Tracks of the Missing (Magabala 2021) is a YA suspense thriller based in the outback. Deklan Archer, the main character is 15. So this book is probably aimed at 14-16 year olds who enjoy reading scary stories or watching scary... 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

What inspired the new book Tracks of the Missing?

What inspired the new book Tracks of the Missing?

What inspired Tracks of the Missing? Good question! Tracks of the Missing was inspired by reading Goosebumps to our son, Deklan. He loved the suspense and anticipation, the scary scenes, the intrigue. And so did we as we read it... More

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