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, reader and

daydream believer,


is convinced there is magic in every day if we care to find it.


Can You Guess Who?

Someone special is coming today. Who can it be?

As the news spreads, an excited crowd of Australian creatures gathers above the bay to meet this mystery guest.
Excitement hummed throughout the throng as Mama announced, “It won’t be long.”
“Ahoy!” screeched a cocky. “There she blows!” and a mighty tail from the ocean rose.

Children learn about the long journey whales take each year in this fun counting book that celebrates a special kind of community spirit.

Latest Release!

A warm-hearted story of family love and connection

Once Grandma knew so much. Now she finds most things a puzzle. Even her granddaughter’s name has become a guessing game. As her grandmother seems to be going backwards, a young girl remembers all the treasured times they have spent together. Although Grandma is different now, their love for each other has not changed. They can still connect in special ways, making new memories for her granddaughter to carry forwards. Grandma’s days of looking after others may be over, but there is someone who will look after her.

Reading Time on The Parent Trap

The humorous plot turns the tables on toddler taming, with the protagonist totally flabbergasted by his parents’ bad behaviour. But the sinister Vish adds another dimension and the mystery totally drew me in. Strap yourself in for a funny, fast paced adventure, full of twists and turns and dripping with suspense. An easy-to-read junior novel, recommended for primary aged students.

Readilearn on You Can Be a Writer

Teena Raffa-Mulligan has explained the process of writing perfectly for young children and made it seem enticingly simple and exciting, inviting children to use their imaginations to embark on a writing adventure. I like that children can pick up this book and follow the instructions on their own. Each step is clearly explained with examples of questions writers ask themselves to move their stories along. It is also a useful tool for parents and teachers who wish to support children as writers, providing them with words to use and steps to follow.

BooksOnTour on Who Dresses God?

[A] delicate and sensitive story that gives young readers a solid understanding of this higher being that is God, and without any kind of religious preaching. Raffa-Mulligan certainly leaves her young audience with a heart-warming sense that having belief, hope and trust, loving and being loved transcend above any unanswered questions, for family and caring for our planet and everyone and everything in it are most important of all.

Mrs B’s Book Reviews on Friends

This delightful story is full of humour and sentiment. Travelling amongst the Australian bushland with the main character Koala, the reader is taken on a journey packed full of fun and mishaps. Each page links to the main theme of friendship, but also includes instances of acceptance, caring and sharing with others. Good times, hard times are represented in Friends, which is an accurate reflection of life and a valuable lesson for young children to learn.

Sandi Parsons, Goodreads review on Ben Bumblefoot

Teena Raffa-Mulligan is a master at creating fun and quirky chapter books for early readers and Ben Bumblefoot is no exception. [It] is a humorous early chapter book about friendship and finding your place. Young readers will both laugh with, and at, poor Ben in his quest.

In Their Own Write Advice and insights from published authors

  • Meet the Author: Alan Fyfe
    by intheirownwrite on September 30, 2022 at 1:30 am

    Alan Fyfe is a Jewish writer originally from Mandurah, the unceded country of the Binjareb People, whose verse and prose can be found in Westerly, Overland, Australian Poetry Journal, and Cottonmouth.  He was an inaugural editor of UWA creative writing journal, Trove, and a prose editor for American web journal, Unlikely Stories.    Alan is a winner of the Karl … Continue reading Meet the Author: Alan Fyfe

  • Meet the Author: Shae Millward
    by intheirownwrite on September 16, 2022 at 2:06 am

    Shae’s top tip: Join a writing group. In-person or online, or even better – both! The kidlit community has to be one of the friendliest, most helpful and inspiring group of gangsters I know! Find your scribe tribe! #ScribeTribe. Shae Millward is the author of The Rabbit’s Magician, Koalas Like To and A Boy and … Continue reading Meet the Author: Shae Millward

  • Meet the Author: Adriane Howell
    by intheirownwrite on September 2, 2022 at 4:37 am

    Adriane’s top tip for aspiring authors: Consider whom you allow to read your work-in-progress; not all opinions are created equal. Adriane Howell is a Melbourne-based arts worker and writer who has lived in Paris and Johannesburg. In 2013 she graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing. She … Continue reading Meet the Author: Adriane Howell

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