Scribbles in the Dark

Scribbles in the Dark co-authored with the Northern Beaches Writers’ Group

ISBN: 9780994200600

Fourteen year old Callum has long wondered what happened to his father…

Callum has lived with his grandparents above their pub in Australia’s outback since his father disappeared, six years ago. Then the rains came.

Along with his foster brother Jake, Callum and his dinosaur sculpture are transported to another world, where questions are answered, and lives changed.

Why is Jake scared of the scribbly gumtrees? Who is the mysterious girl? Is there any way home?

“A story that should be widely read and enjoyed… It balances necessary loss with a satisfying and happy ending, providing an emotionally charged yet ultimately hopeful reading experience. This is a book to be treasured…” J C Burke, CBCA Book of the Year Winner, WABIAD Judge 2013

Scribbles in the Dark, is a gripping read from start to finish, with all the elements of a good story twisted together in its 78 pages. From the very first moment, we are thrown into the world of Cal, a fourteen-year-old boy whose father has disappeared and is living with his grandparents in a pub in outback Australia. Cal seeks reprieve from the pain of losing his father in carving rocks and keeps one of his rocks particularly close to his heart – a dinosaur shaped one that he found right on the spot where his father disappeared on the mysterious banks of the billabong. His other reprieve is Jake, his foster brother who seemingly appeared on their doorstep from nowhere... Scribbles in the Dark is not only a gripping, fantastical read that you’ll not want to put down but it is rippled with many strong messages pertinent to young people and adults alike – dealing with loss and grief, belonging, family bonds and connectedness. The characters are rich with back stories that are cleverly woven through the story arc and the subplots make this novella even more grippingRead it and enjoy the ride.” Francine Sculli, Buzz Words.

WABIAD Win!Best Book (WABIAD 2013)

Scribbles in the Dark by The Northern Beaches Writers’ Group

“A story that should be widely read and enjoyed… It balances necessary loss with a satisfying and happy ending, providing an emotionally charged yet ultimately hopeful reading experience. This is a book to be treasured…” J C Burke, CBCA Book of the Year Winner, WABIAD Judge 2013

Contributors:

Zena Shapter (Author, Editor, Editor-in-Chief), Zoya Nojin (Author, Editor), Leah Boonthanom (Publication Preparations), Tracey Jackson (Assistant), Tony McFadden (Author), Fi Michell (Author), Liz Michell (Illustrator), Mijmark (Illustrator), Kristin Prescott (Author) and Kirsten Taylor (Author).

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Thanks to NBWG Publishing Scribbles in the Dark should be available in all good bookstores – search or ask your preferred vendor using the above author, title and ISBN. 50% profits go to The Kids Cancer Project.

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Zena Shapter

I write from a castle in a flying city hidden by a thundercloud. #Ditmar Award-winning author. Movie buff. Traveller. Wine lover. Story nerd. Book Creator & Mentor. Founder & leader of the award-winning Northern Beaches Writers' Group / ZF Kingbolt.

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