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The Story Behind: Backyard Tennis

The Story Behind: Backyard Tennis

July 17, 2024

Did you know it’s almost launch week for ‘Backyard Tennis’ the next picture book in my Blak&Write Fellowship winning series, Backyard Sports. What you didn’t know was the story behind it… The series was dreamed up on a long trip between... More

Backyard Tennis- Launch Team

Backyard Tennis- Launch Team

July 12, 2024

I would love your help. You might choose just one thing to do… or you might do a few. Free, no-obligation ways to help: Share, like or comment on my social media posts about Backyard Tennis– 🎾🧶to help us move up... More

Backyard Tennis- Sneak Peaks

Backyard Tennis- Sneak Peaks

July 10, 2024

So you’ve heard me dropping hints about my new book out on July 31st. And you might be wondering… so what is all the fuss about? ‘Backyard Tennis’ is the second book in the Blak&Write Fellowship winning Backyard Sports series. This new... More

Where to read?

Where to read?

You might be wondering ‘Where do I find good lists of deadly First Nations books?’…. and “where do you buy or borrow them”? Great places to find Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander books, authors and illustrators, include: The Facebook... More

First Nations Role Models

First Nations Role Models

This week I’m gonna chat about the importance of role models- real and fictional- for children and teens. For those of you just joining, I am Carl Merrison, a remote outback Jaru and Gija man from Halls Creek in the... More

Re-introducing me: Carl Merrison

Re-introducing me: Carl Merrison

I’m Carl Merrison. A Jaru and Gija author from Halls Creek in the Kimberley WA. I am also an experienced Aboriginal Education Officer (AEO) and sports coach. Growing up in an isolated, remote outback town shaped my life- from my... More

The many jobs of author Carl Merrison

The many jobs of author Carl Merrison

Carl Merrison is an award-winning Jaru/Gija childrens, middle reader and YA author from Halls Creek in the Kimberley WA. But did you know he has worked in many different roles across his life? Let’s find out more! Hi you mob, what... More

First Nations AFL books in 2023

First Nations AFL books in 2023

We are so pumped that 2023 AFL season is about to start for 2023 (kick off in March!!) I (Carl) am a HUGE footy fan. I have always played since a kid kicking around on red dirt ovals, playing at... More

Aboriginal Authors 2022

Aboriginal Authors 2022

There are some pretty deadly First Nations authors who have forged the way for years, others finding their place in the publishing industry and Australian literary landscape. I explore some of them below. Some of the deadly authors we have... More

Tracks of the Missing Teaching Notes

Tracks of the Missing Teaching Notes

Are you looking for Tracks of the Missing Teaching Notes? You’ve found yourself in the right place! Tracks of the Missing is a great choice for study in Grades 9-10 classrooms (as well as advanced Grade 7-8 classes or low... More