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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

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- 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

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

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

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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