Night Lights

Written by Inda Ahmad Zahri
Illustrated by Lesley McGee
Published by Little Pink Dog Books

Deep in a tropical village, we find treasures that shine brightly, even in the night.

Set in Malaysia, one of Australia’s vibrant neighbours, Night Lights is a celebration of nature, wonder and memories.

Available September 2021.

Fun activities can be found here, beautifully prepared by illustrator Lesley McGee.

Night Lights Book Cover


Written by Inda Ahmad Zahri
Illustrated by Anne Ryan
Published by Ford St Publishing

Like a turtle, Salih carries his home on his back. He must cross a raging sea in search of a safe home. Salih paints his happiest memories and sends them as messages in bottles.Will someone find them and understand? Will Salih find a new home?

Salih will be available in libraries and bookstores from March 1, 2020.

My author’s notes can be found here, and teaching notes with curriculum links and class activities will be added soon.

I am always happy to be contacted if you’d like to engage me for school visits (in-person or virtual), workshops or other events.

Upon release, my books can be found in local independent bookshops and libraries – and if they’re not there yet, you can help by requesting them. Bookshops and libraries are vital to our community. They help authors by hosting book launches, story time, workshops, author talks and book clubs. And they are run by hard-working folk who are passionate about books. Thank you for supporting them!

If you’d like a personalised copy, you can purchase the books from my shop while stocks last.


Melur – winner, ASA Mentorship Award Program 2021

Colours of my Kampung – finalist, We Need Diverse Books mentorship award 2019

Tanuki and the Moon Bears – highly commended, ASA Mentorship award 2019

A Fox’s Wedding – short-listed, Scribbles Creative Award Storyboard Category 2018

Braving the Shadows – 2nd Place, Greenleaf Blossom Chapter Book Competition 2018

Night Lights – long listed Greenleaf Buds Picture Book Competition 2017