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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We are excited to announce that we won the 2021 Daisy Utemorrah Award for Unpublished Manuscript at the State Library of Western Australia Book Awards.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

Indie Outback Update June

Indie Outback Update June

My editor, Shel Sweeney from A Worded Life, will have her expert eyes all over Indie Outback this month! Scary and exciting. So close to grant acquittal month. So close to having the plot holes patched, spelling and grammar shining... More

Indie Outback May Update

Indie Outback May Update

May already! Where did the time go? Indie has found a flow in book two and three now and the strings of the story are tying together. I have been writing at night when little Ms 5 goes to bed-... 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

Indie Outback April Update

Indie Outback April Update

Indie is struggling to find her feet in book number 3. This month I jumped between book two and book three to try to make the story flow across all three books and make sure the storyline flowed. A really... 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

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