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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 Series March Update

Indie Outback Series March Update

Back in the swing of things- I’m working casually teaching this year, running a small online business with Carl and we are both writing… as well as, you know, life. The juggle and the struggle are real! I’m plodding along... More

Indie Outback Series February Update

Indie Outback Series February Update

Another busy month of writing the Indie Outback Series thanks to the Arts Council of Australia Funding I received last year. Book two is well underway. It has been a really interesting process: Writing alone without Carl Writing my first... 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

The need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island employees in sports industries

The need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island employees in sports industries

It’s no secret that I aspire to be the first Aboriginal man from a remote community to coach elite Australian Rules Football. But when I was living out in community, I had no idea of pathways and limited access 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

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