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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

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

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

Deadly Reads: Go Home Cheeky Animals

Deadly Reads: Go Home Cheeky Animals

Ok, so this book totally isn’t aimed at YA audiences… but it was so good reading it to little Ms 2, Ms 5 and Mr 9 that we thought we’d add it here. Maybe every book starts to sound good... More

Travel as writing inspiration

Travel as writing inspiration

February 11, 2018

One of the biggest perks about working in schools means we get school holidays when you do… even if we still have to do planning and marking along the way. We love travel and have been to some deadly places... More

Youngest ever author

Youngest ever author

As I was editing our latest Indigenous young adult supernatural suspense fiction book my nephew came over to see what I was doing. I explained to him that I was reading my editor‘s feedback and then making changes based on... More

Change the scene!

Change the scene!

I’ve just completed a challenge as a student today at Cable Beach Primary School with their BRACE TDS lesson on writing: Change the Scene! We were given a basic sentence and had to finish it by adding extra details- adjectives,... More

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