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Email troubles

Email troubles

August 25, 2020

It appears that lots of our emails have been going to the spam bin… thanks to a big amount of comment spam ‘thanks crazy spammers of the world’- so if you haven’t had a reply from us for an email... More

Carl’s new website

Carl’s new website

July 3, 2020

I have a personal website to share with you all! We will continue to share this website and our social media at this stage too. I will also branch out with my own website to mainly feature my football expertise... More

An update on all things writing

An update on all things writing

We have been busy working on new stories and learning lots about being authors. Here is an update for all our followers and supporters. We continue to work with our editor and writing mentor Shel Sweeney from A Worded Life... More

Arts Council of Australia Grant

Arts Council of Australia Grant

Super excited to announce that I will be working on a middle reader series with the support of the Arts Council of Australia. Indie Outback series will be based on the life of a city girl who moves remote to... More

Black&Write! Fellowship

Black&Write! Fellowship

May 24, 2020

Exciting times ahead developing the Backyard Sports picture book series into something with the Black&Write! Fellowship team. Congratulations to Eunice Day for her book as well. Look forward to reading it! https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/get-involved/fellowships-awards-residencies/blackwrite/blackwrite-writing-fellowships

Australia Council of the Arts- Grant Application Advice

Australia Council of the Arts- Grant Application Advice

We were recently unsuccessful in two rounds of Arts Council of Australia grant applications… but found the advice that they then provided AFTER the rejections really useful for our future applications. We thought we would share it to help future... More

On being Writers

On being Writers

I have always loved stories. Devouring books… probably escaping reality a bit. Babysitter’s Club, Goosebumps, Obernewtyn Chronicals, Tomorrow When the War Began, Taronga, The Magic Faraway Tree, Animorphs… I can remember in year 7 sitting at the computer typing away... More

Hachette Contract

Hachette Contract

Exciting News Part One: Hachette Contract We are excited to announce that we have signed a two book contract with Hachette for Beautiful Night (2021) and an untitled manuscript (2022). Special thanks to our editor and writing mentor Shel Sweeney from... More

Curious Creatures, Wild Minds CBCA Book Week 2020 A Basic Teacher Guide

Curious Creatures, Wild Minds CBCA Book Week 2020 A Basic Teacher Guide

So winning the Honour Book for Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018) in the 2019 CBCA Awards kind of made us a little more excited about book week… forever! And guess what… you can keep the excitement running in your classroom too for the... More

Deadly Reads: Benny Bungarra

Deadly Reads: Benny Bungarra

October 20, 2019 ,

Benny Bungarra’s big bush clean up (Magabala 2018) is a book that our 3.5-year-old makes us read on repeat… so that tells us something! I think I just like how Benny’s name rolls off the tongue. The solid colour, simplistic... More

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