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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

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

Tracks of the Missing- On Track for 2021

Tracks of the Missing- On Track for 2021

Our next novel, Tracks of the Missing (Magabala 2021) is due to launch end of 2021 and we are excited! Due to the corona virus pandemic last year we were unsure if our publishing date would be affected. But we... More

Indie Outback- Book Two and the New Year

Indie Outback- Book Two and the New Year

I’ve been working on Indie for 6 months now thanks to the support of the Arts Council of Australia- 2020 Resilience Create Grant. Indie is due to be finished end of May this year- and I have two books to... More

Indie Outback- Goodbye 2020

Indie Outback- Goodbye 2020

For those who haven’t been following along, I’m Hakea Hustler- teacher and author. In 2020 I was awarded an Arts Council of Australia- 2020 Resilience Create Grant for the creation of Indie Outback my first solo middle reader series. My... More

All things writing

All things writing

December 16, 2020

What a crazy, busy year. We have been working on projects… be between our full time jobs and being parents- real life blah. We so look forward to giving you some updates on all things writing soon!

Indie Outback- Book One Nears The End

Indie Outback- Book One Nears The End

For those who are new to our blog, I’m Hakea Hustler. In this post series I have been sharing the journey of writing Indie Outback- my first solo middle reader series- thanks to the Arts Council of Australia 2020 Resilience... More

Indie Outback- Tackles the tough stuff

Indie Outback- Tackles the tough stuff

As you might have read previously, I was awarded a Create grant through the Arts Council of Australia- 2020 Resilience program. I’ve been blogging about the journey writing this middle reader series. This year has been ‘unprecedented’ during a ‘global... More

Indie Outback- Chapters deep

Indie Outback- Chapters deep

September 30, 2020

I have been posting about my journey writing Indie Outback middle reader series thanks to the Arts Council of Australia- 2020 Resilience Fund Create Grant. Today I wanted to update how the first book is going. Writing Indie Outback has... More

Indie Outback- Hits the page running

Indie Outback- Hits the page running

As you know I was awarded an Arts Council of Australia- 2020 Resilience Fund Grant for my middle reader series, Indie Outback. I’ve brainstormed and plotted… and now Indie has hit the pages of her first draft. It is exciting... More

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