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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

Author Talks

Author Talks

We love yarning with you mob and sharing Kimberley stories. It was deadly talking about Black Cockatoo novella with students at St Mary’s Broome, Halls Creek District High School and Frog Hollow Community School, as well as Ballina Public School... More

Reading is my Super Power- CBCA 2019

Reading is my Super Power- CBCA 2019

Hey teacher and librarian mob… we have a few more CBCA Book Week ideas for you! Read a CBCA shortlisted book each day until Book Week with your class. Use the judging criteria to see if they can write their... More

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Shortlist

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Shortlist

We are excited to announce that our debut novella, Black Cockatoo (Magabala Books 2018) has been shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards in the 8-10 Year Old Category. We are listed amongst some other deadly... More

AFL Yarns: Setting Indigenous players up for success

AFL Yarns: Setting Indigenous players up for success

I’ve played footy since I can remember. Red dirt ovals, bare feet, raw footy, mates, laughs, fun. I’ve coached junior footy since I started with the Clontarf Academy- the Halls Creek Colts. Next I coached my home team, the Halls... More

Daisy Utemorrah Award Shortlist 2019

Daisy Utemorrah Award Shortlist 2019

We are incredibly honoured to have been shortlisted for the Daisy Utemorrah Award, alongside Paul Callaghan and Kirli Saunders. This award is in the memory of Wunambal Elder, author and poet, Daisy Utemorrah from the far north Kimberleys. We look... More

AFL Yarns: Barriers for Aboriginal players

AFL Yarns: Barriers for Aboriginal players

So it’s no secret I love my footy. Growing up in the Kimberley was the place to build that passion, but also the place that puts many barriers in the way for you mob who want to chase a football... More

Black Cockatoo- Our thoughts behind keeping it short

Black Cockatoo- Our thoughts behind keeping it short

We wrote Black Cockatoo short on purpose. In fact when we submitted it to Magabala Books it was considerably shorter- we added three chapters at the last minute. We know the types of stories that made Halls Creek kids tick. In the... More

CBCA Book Week Ideas 2019

CBCA Book Week Ideas 2019

The 2019 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week theme is ‘Reading is my Secret Power’. So let me get you sorted for Book Week in August!   FOR KIDS AND TEENS The perfect secret power… Who would ever... More

Black Cockatoo and the Summer Reading Club 2018

Black Cockatoo and the Summer Reading Club 2018

Selection as a Feature Text for Older Readers as part of the Summer Reading Club in 2018 was the first large scale recognition that Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018) had received. It was such thrill to see our book on posters in libraries... More

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