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We are delighted to introduce the newest additions to Booked Out. Check out their profiles and keep them in mind next time you book a speaker to inspire and engage.

A warm welcome to… Joel McKerrow and Wai Chim.

We would like to wish you all a happy Easter and hope everyone enjoyed a restful holiday break. We are all back up and running after our extended technical difficulties, and look forward to making more bookings for you with our wonderful speakers in term 2!

Don’t forget to check out our touring authors on the tours page, the spots are filling up quick! Make an enquiry here to make sure you don’t miss out.

After the announcement of the CBCA Shortlist this week, we would like to offer our congratulations to our wonderful speakers who were nominated!


– Rebecca Lim for Tiger Daughter

– Gary Lonesborough for The Boy from the Mish

– Nicki Greenberg for The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel

– Huda Hayek for Huda and Me

– Katrina Nannestad for Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief

– Claire Saxby for Iceberg and Great White Shark

– Gabriel Evans for Blue Flower


Visit their profiles to find out more about them and make an enquiry!

We would like to offer a massive congratulations to two of our incredible speakers who haveย  been selected as winners for the Indie Book Awards 2022! Well done to;

  • Katrina Nannestad for her children’s fictionย Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief.
  • Danielle Binks for her young adult novel The Monster of Her Age.

We would also like to commend Bri Lee for her shortlisted non-fictionย Who Gets to Be Smart.

Visit their profiles to read more about the engaging school and library visits these speakers offer, and to make an enquiry!


We would like to offer a belated congratulations to two of our wonderful speakers, Leanne Hall and Katrina Nannestad, for their achievements in the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature!

Hi everyone! Before we sign off for the week, we would like to remind everyone that we are closed on Monday due to the Labour Day public holiday in Victoria. We hope you are all looking forward to the long weekend!

We would also like to let everyone know that we have been experiencing technical difficulties with our phone lines and internet, so the best way to contact us is by email for now. Hopefully everything is up and running again very soon.

We look forward to getting in contact with you all and sharing the talents of our wonderful speakers.


We would like to give a massive congratulations to one of our speakers, Gabrielle Wang, who was selected as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2022-2023 ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ We, here at Booked Out, believe there is no one more suited to the title, and are very excited to see where she goes next!

With the AFLW in full swing, and the AFL just about to begin, it feels like the perfect time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Specky Magee. The beloved children’s series chronicles the life of an Australian Rules footy champion in the making, and is written by one of our wonderful speaker Felice Arena, along with AFL player Garry Lyon. With a whopping 8 books in this iconic series, let us know what your favourite Specky Magee book is! You can find us on instagram @bookedoutagencyย and on facebook @BookedOutAgency.

It is also a perfect time to introduce Felice’s new historical fiction novel The Unstoppable Flying Flanagan, a moving and inspiring story set against the backdrop of the Second World War in Australia, the women’s movement and the little-known history of women’s football. Find out more about it here and let us know what you think on Instagram and Facebook!

Coming March 29 2022


After the announcement of the CBCA Notables yesterday evening, we would like to congratulate all of our authors who were nominated. With many of our authors now up for the prize, head over to the CBCA website to find the list of Notables 2022.

Congratulations to:

Leanne Hall for The Gaps

Jessica Walton for Stars in their Eyes

Rebecca Lim for Tiger Daughter

Gary Lonesborough for The Boy from the Mish

Morris Gleitzman for Always

Nicki Greenberg for The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel

Wendy Orr for Cuckoo’s Flight

Nova Weetman for The Edge of Thirteen

Emily Gale and Nova Weetman for Elsewhere Girls

Huda Hayek for Huda & Me

Anna Zobel for Little Gem

Jackie French for Night Ride into Danger

Katrina Nannesteadย  for Mim and the Baffling Bully andย Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief

Sherryl Clark for Mina and the Whole Wide World

Susannah McFarlane for Grumble Boats

Jane Godwin for Little One

Ursula Dubosarsky for The March of the Ants

Davina Bell for Tomorrow is a Brand New Day

Anna Walker and Jane Godwin for Don’t Forget

Claire Saxby for Iceberg (up for two awards)

Craig Smith for Saving Seal


We would also like to take the time to congratulate the CBCA for their 75th anniversary, celebrated last year in 2021, and commend all amazing work they do for Australian authors.


This Valentines Day, we encourage everyone show love and support for your local libraries. While Valentines come and go, your local library is always there to provide you with community, support and of course books! ๐Ÿ“˜ Today, for Library Lovers’ day, the team here at Booked Out are reminiscing upon our favorite libraries – what’s yours? ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜