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Yarning about the Blak&Write Fellowship

Yarning about the Blak&Write Fellowship

It was really deadly winning one of the Blak&Write Fellowships for 2020 with my picture book series, Backyard Sports. The idea for the books came to me on a long drive between Halls Creek and Broome. I was thinking about... More

Who is Deklan Archer?

Who is Deklan Archer?

April 30, 2021

Deklan Archer is the 15 year old fiction character from our upcoming YA suspense thriller set in the Australian outback, Tracks of the Missing (Magabala 2021). He is the First Nations protagonist (main character) who tells our story through his... 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

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

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

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