Meet Me at the Intersection contributor Rafeif Ismail is a Perth-based, emerging Muslim writer who is a refugee from Sudan identifying as queer. She will be on a panel focusing on diversity at the Great Big Book Club Tea Party, an event co-hosted by the City of Melville and Fremantle Press at AH Bracks Library […]

Fremantle Press author Deb Fitzpatrick is a familiar face at many schools and writing workshops in and around Perth.

This term’s freebies are a colourful bunch, with bookmarks, teaching notes and activity sheets available for our new August title for middle readers, Off the Track by Cristy Burne and our upcoming YA anthology Meet Me at the Intersection edited by Rebecca Lim and Ambelin Kwaymullina.

As Fremantle Press gets ready to publish YA anthology Meet Me at the Intersection, one of the book’s editors, Rebecca Lim, offers six tips for how to reflect diversity in class materials and discussions.

As NAIDOC Week approaches, take advantage of our wide range of Indigenous titles for children and young adults to join in the community celebrations. Some Indigenous authors are still available for school and community events and can be booked using this author booking form.

Sister Heart by Sally Morgan has been shortlisted for a 2018 Adelaide Festival Award for Literature in the children’s category.

‘You can change anything at all. It is foolish to think there is no light on the horizon.’ Drawn Onward by Meg McKinlay and Andrew Frazer uses a combination of language and typography to demonstrate how to move thoughts from the negative to the positive.

Western Australian novelist Kate McCaffrey has collected the Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature for a third time. Her YA novel Saving Jazz won the $1500 Older Readers Award and a place on the list of titles recommended for use by family therapists.

Class sets of bookmarks and activities for all our latest titles are available now, just in time for Book Week. There’s plenty to do and explore, so make sure to get your order in while stocks last.

Sally Morgan’s Sister Heart was one of 30 books by Australian authors shortlisted for a 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Award this week. Selected from 425 entries, Morgan wins $5,000 for being shortlisted and goes into the running to win $80,000.

Why not extend the fun of book week by ordering your class a free set of bookmarks, posters and activities?

Kate McCaffrey’s Destroying Avalon was Australia’s first novel to depict the effects of cyberbullying. A decade on, Kate explains why she’s returned to similar territory in her forthcoming book Saving Jazz.

Kate McCaffrey has won her second Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature for her latest novel, Crashing Down.

What difference does it make if the characters in young adult novels swear? From time to time, publishers are contacted by parents or schools who are concerned by the appearance in YA fiction of (to quote an editor of T. S. Eliot) words ending in ‘uck’ or ‘ugger’.

Artist and author Sally Morgan shares her highlights from the inaugural Spinifex Story Writing Camp. I spent the last week of June participating in workshops at Tjuntjuntjara Remote School with three amazing people – Karen and Tina from the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) and illustrator Ann James.

Alice Nelson is a novelist who won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award and was named Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist in 2009. Here she talks about her latest book After This: Survivors of the Holocaust speak.

What would you do without the internet? What would your life look like? Who would you be? Brendan Ritchie discussed this and more when we spoke to him about his upcoming novel, Carousel.

Before Kyle Hughes-Odgers published Ten Tiny Things with Meg McKinlay, he was a well-known street artist with works in cities around the world. He’s even been asked to paint the Perth airport! To celebrate the release of his new book, On a Small Island, why not take a look around Perth for some of Kyle’s […]


Meet Kate McCaffrey

High school teacher and celebrated author Kate McCaffrey is best known for her award-winning YA novels Destroying Avalon, In Ecstasy and Beautiful Monster. Her latest book for teens is Crashing Down.

WA author Dianne Touchell’s debut novel is heading to Germany.

Harmless might be an interesting resource to consider when exploring the cross-curriculum priority: Asia and Australia’s relationship with Asia. The free book club notes include an author interview and discussion questions. Or try this teaching activity for Year 10.

Debut author Zoe Thurner discusses Dress Rehearsal her novel for young adults …

This is your second novel for young adults. What was easier, and what was harder this time around? I wish my second novel had been easier! Both were challenging and rewarding in different ways.

Best selling young adult novelist Kate McCaffrey won over readers with her cyber bullying novel Destroying Avalon before reaching the North American market with her hard hitting second novel In Ecstasy. In Beautiful Monster she’s writing about eating disorders. Kate tells us why.