News & Updates

Winners

CYA Conference is please to announce the following winners in the 2014 Competition season.

Hatchlings Section (8 - 18 yr. olds)

Final Judge: Katrina Lehman: Part-time Senior Editor for Penguin Books, Australia. 

Special Note: Katrina read all entries into the Hatchlings section, and viewed all art work, some entries were moved into difference categories which suited them better and better suited the entry to help the Hatchlings.

Category 1 - Picture Books

1st        Alexandra Strzelecki - The Crocodile and the Kookaburra

2nd      Celine Ng - Lewis The Littlest Lizard

3rd       Lorraine Parsons - Strange little creatures


Category 2 - Chapter Books & Young Adult Novels

1st        Taylah Baggs - A Foot in Each World

2nd        Edmund Ing - Nick Monster Guards

3rd        Taylah Baggs - Vengeance

 

Category 3 - Graphic novels & illustrated Picture Books, Middle grade illustrated novels.

1st       Lorraine Parsons - Strange little creatures

2nd      Samantha Zaleski - The Story of Doris Cummiski

3rd       Vincent Cavanagh - The Platoon - Dangers in the Dwarvish States

Thank you Katrina for being a final judge in the CYA Conference Competition season 2014.


Aspiring:

Category 1: Picture Book - Preschool.

Final Judge: Suzanne O'Sullivan: Children’s Publisher at Lothian Children's Books, Hachette, Australia

1st       Ramona Davey  - Goodnight Gorgeousaurus

2nd      Maura Finn - What a Cheeky Pair          

3rd       Veronica Osztreicher - Mister McDougal’s Clock 


Category 2: Picture Books - Primary.

Final Judge: Suzanne O'Sullivan: Children’s Publisher at Lothian Children's Books, Hachette, Australia

1st        Madeleine Askew - Shadow

2nd       Hayley Bracewell - The Boogahs

3rd       Georgie Donaghey - I Like Dragonflies


Category 3: Picture Books - Non-fiction 

Final Judge: Suzanne O'Sullivan: Children’s Publisher at Lothian Children's Books, Hachette, Australia

1st       Catherine Oehlman - Hello In The Hollow 

2nd      Catherine Oehlman - Pink

3rd       Tracey Atkinson - Colour My Feelings


Category 4 - Chapter Books.

Final Judge: Suzanne O'Sullivan: Children’s Publisher at Lothian Children's Books, Hachette, Australia

Younger Chapter Books:

1st       Anna Quinlan - Rory Fielding's amazing memory

2nd      Tracey Atkinson - The Magic of Show and Tell:  Turtles at Ten O'clock

3rd       Danielle Freeland - The Perfect Day

 

Older Chapter Books: 

1st       Kerri McDonald - Duck Boy

2nd      Marian McGuinness - Tilly Goes Specking

3rd       Jenny Eddy - Looking For Sherlock

Thank you Suzanne O'Sullivan for being a final judge in the CYA Conference Competition season 2014.

 

Category 5: Young Adult Novels

Final Judge: Lisa Berryman: Children’s Publisher  at HarperCollins Publishers Australia

1st       Elizabeth Kasmer - Aurora

2nd      Josepha Dietrich - The Water Catchment

3rd       Ashlee  Lucas - Teenage Laws of Agate: Empire of Youth

Thank you Lisa Berryman, for being a final judge in the CYA Conference Competition season 2014.


All Illustration Sections:

Final Judge: Karen Tayleur: Editorial Manager for The Five Mile Press

Category 6 & 7: Aspiring: Graphic Novels, Illustrated picture books and Middle grade illustrated novels.  (Illustrations own creations)

1st       Matthew Davidson - The Monster Book

1st        Arun Pradhan - The Penkle Files

2nd      Christina Krebs - Super Samuel

3rd       Vair Buchanan - What will I see, when I'm a tree?

 

Category 8 : Aspiring - Illustrations (To Spec).

1st       Vicky Pratt - Madam Lady Bug  

2nd      Alison Roberts - Madam Lady Bug

3rd       Nim Williams - Madam Lady Bug

Special Note: Karen read all entries and viewed all artwork in these sections.

Thank you  for being a final judge in the CYA Conference Competition season 2014.

 

Published Author Competition:

Final Judge: Sue Whiting: Publishing Manager for Walker Books Australia. 

1st        Kerri Lane - Rupert & the Whopper Stopper      

2nd      Michelle Royce - Washianista- Tales From The Spinout Cafe 

3rd      Caz Goodwin - Rose and Mrs Bottomley 

HC     Spider Lee - Alfie.  Seven Brothers

HC      Michelle Royce - Toby Speaks Out,  Too Many Zucchinis!  Tessa's House

HC      Janet Reid - Trouble for Zac

Thank you Sue for being a final judge in the CYA Conference Competition season 2014.

Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulation to the winners. To those who were unable to be on site on 5th July 2014, we have a week off to recover after CYA Conference, and when we return, we will be putting your cheques and certificates in the post to you. 

Feedback sheets are due to be emailed out to everyone before the 31st August 2014 as per the competition terms of entry, and full competition results will go up here too.


This weekend….

Twitter:#2014CYA  - and @cyaconference

There was major traffic on the twitter handle - you are welcome to trawl both to check out what was happening from everyones POVs.

If anyone has any pictures they took during 2014CYA - would love to see them  -  please email them to us on: info@cyaconference.com and we would love to put them into our photo album to share with everyone. We will credit you for the photie - obviously.

We will post pictures, we will post notes, we will even get those invoices out as soon as we can - but after this post, nothing will happen until next week, as this week Ally, Sam, Deb and Nats and I are having a small rest after a hectic but satisfying time. 

Thank you to everyone who helped make CYA Conference 2014 so fabulous again this year. To my steering volunteer team, Ally Howard, Sam Eeles, Natalie Hatch and Debbie Kahl - a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart. To all the other volunteers, on the day, the volunteer judges, and anyone who helped make this day so wonderful - thank you.

If you attended the conference - our Satisfaction survey can be found at:

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Next year is our 10th anniversary. I know that I’m excited already, and have BIG PLANS for the celebration. So keep in touch, be on our mailing list, be our friend on Facebook


Connect on twitter: @cyaconference

        

Watch this blog!


CYA Conference Competitions will open again in January 2015. Stay tuned!


CYA later!

Tina

1 sleep…

4th July. Happy Independence Day to everyone in the USA and of USA!

CYA Conference really beings today - with our networking dinner. If you are coming - see you there! 

There will not be another post in the morning - this is it until I manage to put the winners up on here in Sunday 6th July when I wake up…but they will be tweeted from CYA Conference -  our normal Twitter name is:@CYAConference 

And we are using the tag line: #2014CYA,

if you choose to tweet about it!


See ya at CYA!

Tina, Ally, Sam, Deb and Nats! 



2 sleeps…


Just 2 sleeps left and I thought I would share with you exactly what my house looks like a week before conference — the edge of the storm is almost over and we are swirling towards packing the cars tomorrow… but we are still very much working.


My lounge carpet…bookmarks for goodies bags…

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The coffee table — a binding station….

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The cheque book stubs left in there after writing out the winners cheques …. 


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My dining room table is a printing waiting ground and art folder.

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The floor — sorting the shirts for volunteers and the shirts to sell to delegates….

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The volunteers shirts this year are red. 

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The  boxes for the different sessions being sorted and getting ready to go…

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So much paraphernalia just for one day you wouldn’t believe! 

And thats without sharing what our desks and office floor look like! Organised chaos — but its all good — looking forward to the unpack and set up on Friday afternoon. We will be at TAFE after 12 midday so anyone win the area is welcome t pop in come say hi ya and we will give you a job to help us et up if you want one, or just chatter a bit if you are just there to say hi!

Last night you should have received your parking vouchers if you ordered one, both delegates and volunteers. If you haven’t please get hold of us as the security on campus does double check us with the number of cars parked under H Block.

By now you should have had a chance to check your draft invoice and itinerary — thank you to those who haven and who contacted us to change a few things. I will be printing off the itineraries today — so any changes made after lunch, will not reflect on your itinerary handed to you at conference as part of your registration process.

Right… onwards — another day of work ahead…


2 sleeps left……Until tomorrow…


CYA later!

Tina, Ally, Sam, Deb and Nats! 




3 Sleeps…

Today is 2nd July 2014 - and there are only 3 sleeps until the big day! 

Showcasing: Studio 3 - Master Classes & Professionals on Site


Extended Master Classes - Writing:

Isobelle Carmody is one of Australia's most highly regarded and prominent authors of fantasy for adults, young adults and children. Isobelle has written over thirty novels and many short stories and she has a host of award-winning novels to her credit.

She has also illustrated her Legend of Little Fur series and The Kingdom of The Lost series.

Isobelle is currently working on The Red Queen, the final book in the Obernewtyn Chronicles which will be published later this year. She is also writing the screenplay for her novel Greylands.

See Isobelle’s Presenter page for more details.



WendyOrr

Wendy Orr was born in Canada, and grew up in France, Canada and USA. After high school she studied occupational therapy in England, married an Australian farmer, and moved to Australia. They had a son and daughter, and now live on five acres of forest near the sea.

She has written more than 30 books for children, teens and adults, and has been published in 26 countries. In 2008 Nim’s Island became a Hollywood feature film starring Jodie Foster, Abigail Breslin and Gerard Butler. The sequel, Nim at Sea, was released as Return to Nim’s Island in 2013, starring Bindi Irwin. Her most recent books are The Rainbow Street Pets, and The Nim Stories, a bind up edition of Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea. The third book in the series, Rescue on Nim’s Island, will be released in July this year.

See Wendy’s Presenter page for more details.

Onsite Professionals:

Alex Adsett  is a literary agent and publishing consultant with more than sixteen years experience working in the publishing and book selling industry and has managed Alex Adsett Publishing Service since 2008. .

She has worked for or with many different publishers and authors, serves on the boards of the Queensland Writers’ Centre, Queensland Literary Awards and the Small Press Network.




See Alex’s Presenter page for more details.

KarenTayleurweb




Karen Tayleur is the Editorial Manager for The Five Mile Press in Melbourne.

Karen has had a varied career from bank teller to Christmas present wrapper, nurse’s aide, desktop publisher and teacher… and other things in between. After a stint as managing editor in a performing arts magazine, she discovered a life-long passion for children’s publishing at Black Dog books. 



See Karen’s Presenter page for more details.



Katrina Lehman is currently a part-time Senior Editor for Penguin Books and a lecturer of Professional Editing at Diploma level at CAE (Council of Adult Education), Melbourne. She has had over 12 years experience working in the UK and Australia as an editor, journalist, reviewer and copywriter across a diverse range of genres – adult and children’s fiction, magazines, cookbooks and coffee-table books, travel literature, websites, blogs and corporate brochures.

Katrina and her husband run a boutique design and editing agency – ‘The Words & Pictures Company'.

See Katrina’s Presenter page for more details.


Leonie2014Leonie Tyle is a Publisher at Tyle & Bateson Publishing.

She has been associated with children’s books for over 30 years as a librarian, reviewer, speaker and publisher. In 2009 she began freelance consulting from her Brisbane office where she formed Tyle & Bateson Publishing. 

She has a passion for literature and believes in encouraging and providing an environment for her authors and illustrators to produce their most imaginative and creative work.


See Leonie’s Presenter page for more details.



rochellemannerses

Rochelle Manners is the publisher at independent company Wombat Books and Rhiza Press (a new brand opening in July for YA). They have been publishing for about 4 years and are growing in their list and authors. Wombat and Rhiza both print “family-friendly” books.

She has been an author (educational market), publisher (trade market) and teacher.

Rochelle has run a number of imprints through Wombat Books, speaks at a range of conferences, and works as the publisher for both brands.

See Rochelle’s Presenter page for more details.


Sue2014Sue Whiting started her working life as a primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children’s literature. In 2005 Sue left teaching to pursue a career in children’s book publishing and is now Publishing Manager for Walker Books Australia. 

She is a successful children’s author who has written picture books, chapter books and novels for teens. Her novel Get a Grip, Cooper Jones (Walker Books) is a 2011 CBCA Notable Book. 

Her latest books are Portraits of Celina, a tale of revenge from beyond the grave (13+) and a picture book A Swim in the Sea illustrated by Meredith Thomas.

See Sue’s Presenter page for more details.


Suzanne2014


Suzanne O'Sullivan is the commissioning editor for Lothian Children’s books, the children’s imprint of Hachette Australia. She has worked in the book industry for over a decade, and has spent most of that time in children’s books, editing everything from board books to YA/crossover fiction. 

At Lothian she publishes authors and illustrators including Lachlan Creagh, Mandy Foot, Ursula Dubosarsky, Mark Wilson, Cheryl Orsini, E. Coombe, Karen Erasmus and Felicity Gardner. The book she is most excited to be publishing in 2014 is Lisa Shanahan and Gus Gordon’s Big Pet Day.


See Suzanne’s Presenter page for more details.


Tadaa is a children’s book smith. A team of illustrators, designers, editors, and developers from different parts of the world. 

Their main aim is to help self-publishers find the visual soul mate for their stories. Besides illustrating and designing, they can help authors to edit and publish their books, and spread the word to the world by creating websites and book trailers. 

Founders Ozan and Anil are a couple consisting of designer and illustrator, who have previously worked with many publishing houses. They often worked on projects for self published authors, and were constantly asked, “What happens next?”

It was this question that lead them to pursue their own dream and eventually create Tadaa! 

See Tadaa’s Presenter page for more details.

Bec14Vanilla Web Designs is owned by Rebecca Timmis, avid reader and writer of fantasy for children and YA. Her first book, ‘David and the Heart of Aurasius’, was published in 2010, followed by her second book, ‘The Brothers of Turoc’ in 2012.

Having studied graphic and web design and been involved in the arts all her life, Rebecca understands the value of an online presence for creators. Now the director of a web development firm in Logan, she has created several websites for artists including authors, writers, painters - even cosmetic tattooists. She is the Communications Coordinator for Logan City Writers Collective and frequently runs workshops for writing and self-publishing at schools and libraries. 

Rebecca is the designer of the CYA Conference logos.   

See Vanilla Webs’s Presenter page for more details.


Until tomorrow!


CYA later!

Tina, Ally,Sam, Nats and Deb! 


4 Sleeps…

Today is 1st July 2014. A pinch and a punch of the 1st of the month!

And only 4 sleeps until the big day! 

Showcasing  Studio 1 - Writing Craft:


Slashing of Editors… 





Chaired by : Kaz Delaney 

See Kaz’s Success page for more details

Alex2014



Alex Adsett  is a literary agent and publishing consultant with more than sixteen years experience working in the publishing and book selling industry and has managed Alex Adsett Publishing Service since 2008. .

She has worked for or with many different publishers and authors, serves on the boards of the Queensland Writers’ Centre, Queensland Literary Awards and the Small Press Network.



See Alex’s Presenter page for more details.

KarenTayleurweb




Karen Tayleur is the Editorial Manager for The Five Mile Press in Melbourne.

Karen has had a varied career from bank teller to Christmas present wrapper, nurse’s aide, desktop publisher and teacher… and other things in between. After a stint as managing editor in a performing arts magazine, she discovered a life-long passion for children’s publishing at Black Dog books. 



See Karen’s Presenter page for more details.



Katrina Lehman is currently a part-time Senior Editor for Penguin Books and a lecturer of Professional Editing at Diploma level at CAE (Council of Adult Education), Melbourne. She has had over 12 years experience working in the UK and Australia as an editor, journalist, reviewer and copywriter across a diverse range of genres – adult and children’s fiction, magazines, cookbooks and coffee-table books, travel literature, websites, blogs and corporate brochures.

Katrina and her husband run a boutique design and editing agency – ‘The Words & Pictures Company'.

See Katrina’s Presenter page for more details.


Leonie2014Leonie Tyle is a Publisher at Tyle & Bateson Publishing.

She has been associated with children’s books for over 30 years as a librarian, reviewer, speaker and publisher. In 2009 she began freelance consulting from her Brisbane office where she formed Tyle & Bateson Publishing. 

She has a passion for literature and believes in encouraging and providing an environment for her authors and illustrators to produce their most imaginative and creative work.


See Leonie’s Presenter page for more details.



rochellemannerses

Rochelle Manners is the publisher at independent company Wombat Books and Rhiza Press (a new brand opening in July for YA). They have been publishing for about 4 years and are growing in their list and authors. Wombat and Rhiza both print “family-friendly” books.

She has been an author (educational market), publisher (trade market) and teacher.

Rochelle has run a number of imprints through Wombat Books, speaks at a range of conferences, and works as the publisher for both brands.

See Rochelle’s Presenter page for more details.


Sue2014Sue Whiting started her working life as a primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children’s literature. In 2005 Sue left teaching to pursue a career in children’s book publishing and is now Publishing Manager for Walker Books Australia. 

She is a successful children’s author who has written picture books, chapter books and novels for teens. Her novel Get a Grip, Cooper Jones (Walker Books) is a 2011 CBCA Notable Book. 

Her latest books are Portraits of Celina, a tale of revenge from beyond the grave (13+) and a picture book A Swim in the Sea illustrated by Meredith Thomas.

See Sue’s Presenter page for more details.


Suzanne2014


Suzanne O'Sullivan is the commissioning editor for Lothian Children’s books, the children’s imprint of Hachette Australia. She has worked in the book industry for over a decade, and has spent most of that time in children’s books, editing everything from board books to YA/crossover fiction. 

At Lothian she publishes authors and illustrators including Lachlan Creagh, Mandy Foot, Ursula Dubosarsky, Mark Wilson, Cheryl Orsini, E. Coombe, Karen Erasmus and Felicity Gardner. The book she is most excited to be publishing in 2014 is Lisa Shanahan and Gus Gordon’s Big Pet Day.


See Suzanne’s Presenter page for more details.


Presenters:

PamRushby

Pamela Rushby is the author of over 200 books for children and young adults, as well as children's TV scripts, documentaries, short stories and freelance journalism.

Pam has been an advertising copywriter, pre-school teacher, and producer of educational television, audio and multimedia. She has won several awards, including the NSW Premier's Ethel Turner Prize, two CBCA Notable Books – and a bag of gold coins at a film festival in Iran!

She is passionately interested in children's books and television, ancient history and Middle Eastern food. 



See Pam’s Presenter page for more details.    



AaronNewweb







Aaron Pocock was born in a large town in the south of England in 1970 and has been living in Brisbane since November 2000.

Art (particularly fantasy art), has been a lifelong passion which eventually became a day job in 2007, (having freelanced semi-professionally since 1991). Aaron has never looked back.  In 2011, Aaron was chosen to illustrate the Australia Post commemorative stamp set 'Mythical Creatures' for Australia's 'Children's Book Week', a career highlight to date. The set was also produced in a 3D capacity (a first for Australia). 

Aaron has illustrated (and continues to illustrate) children’s books, book covers, CD sleeves, Packaging art, and (almost) anything else he's required to do (no portraits, he’s afraid...)

See Aaron’s Presenter page for more details.

Bec14Rebecca is an avid reader and writer of fantasy for children and YA.

Her first book, ‘David and the Heart of Aurasius’, was published in 2010, followed by her second book, ‘The Brothers of Turoc’ in 2012.

Having studied graphic and web design and been involved in the arts all her life, Rebecca understands the value of an online presence for creators. Now the director of a web development firm in Logan, she has created several websites for artists including authors, writers, painters - even cosmetic tattooists. She is the Communications Coordinator for Logan City Writers Collective and frequently runs workshops for writing and self-publishing at schools and libraries. 

A self-confessed nerd, she is feverishly writing her third novel in between web projects and playing the occasional game of Final Fantasy.

Rebecca is the designer of the CYA Conference logos.

See Rebecca’s Presenter page for more details.

KarenTayleurweb


Karen Tayleur is the Editorial Manager for The Five Mile Press in Melbourne.

Karen has had a varied career from bank teller to Christmas present wrapper, nurse’s aide, desktop publisher and teacher… and other things in between. After a stint as managing editor in a performing arts magazine, she discovered a life-long passion for children’s publishing at Black Dog books. 

In her spare time she also writes books for children and young adults.


See Karen’s Presenter page for more details.




Peter2014Peter Carnavas writes and illustrates picture books for children and grown-ups to enjoy.

His books include Jessica’s Box, The Children Who Loved Books, My Totally Awesome Story (with Pat Flynn) and The Boy on the Page.

He has presented at many schools and festivals across Australia and his books have been translated into many languages, including German, Portuguese, Italian and Dutch.

He has recently collaborated with illustrator Amanda Francey on the book, Jonathan! and with author Damon Young, creating My Nanna is a Ninja. 

See Peter’s Presenter page for more details.

Sue2014Sue Whiting started her working life as a primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children’s literature. In 2005 Sue left teaching to pursue a career in children’s book publishing and is now Publishing Manager for Walker Books Australia. 

She is a successful children’s author who has written picture books, chapter books and novels for teens. Her novel Get a Grip, Cooper Jones (Walker Books) is a 2011 CBCA Notable Book. 

Her latest books are Portraits of Celina, a tale of revenge from beyond the grave (13+) and a picture book A Swim in the Sea illustrated by Meredith Thomas.

See Sue’s Presenter page for more details.


Till tomorrow…


CYA later!

Tina, Allt, Sam, Deb and Nats! 

5 Sleeps..

Monday 30 June.

For many its financial year end today - but for everyone waiting for CYA Conference, it means that there are only 5 sleeps until the big day! And it means - completion of our short list!!! 

CYA CONFERENCE

Children's and Young Adult Writers And Illustrators Conference

CYA Conference is pleased to announce the short list for the CYA Conference 2014 Writing and Illustrating Competition – Illustration sections.

Please note that the final places will only be revealed at the Opening Awards Ceremony of CYA Conference on 5th July 2014, being held at South Bank TAFE, Brisbane. Look forward to seeing you there if you can make it!

To everyone else who entered, who didn’t short list, CONGRATULATIONS for having the courage to put your work out there, in front of a faceless stranger, to received feedback, THANK YOU for entering. We hope that the feedback you get helps you on your journey towards creating a better story! 

All feedback will be emailed out by 31st August as per the guidelines.

ILLUSTRATION SHORT LIST 2014: In no particular order:

Category 6 - Graphic Novels, Illustrated Picture books & Illustrated Middle Grade Novels            

Final Editor Judge: Karen Tayleur, Editorial Manager for The Five Mile Press, Australia.  

Arun Pradhan            The Penkle Files

Christina Krebs         Super Samuel

Matthew Davidson  The Monster Book

Vair Buchanan           What Will I See, When I'm A Tree?

                       

Category 8 - Illustrations            

Final Editor Judge: Karen Tayleur, Editorial Manager for The Five Mile Press, Australia.    

Alison  Roberts         Madam Lady Bug.

Nim Williams            Madam Lady Bug.

Vicky Pratt                 Madam Lady Bug.

 Congratulations! 

Thank you to Karen Tayleur, Editorial Manager for The Five Mile Press, Australia, who was the Final Editor Judge, and who looked at ALL the artworks in these illustration sections.

If you are in the above shortlist - you will have received an email this morning. You are welcome to put this news on social media, as the judging in these section is completed.

Our normal Twitter name is:@CYAConference and we are using the tag line: #2014CYA, if you choose to tweet about it!

 

Conference catchup:-

Today we plan to emailed out DRAFT accounts and DRAFT itineraries. Please look at these carefully and ensure they are correct  -  if you have early flights/late flights/overlapping editor items please let CYA know ASAP. FINAL invoices will only go out about 2 weeks after conference, and feedback from competition will be emailed out by 31st August 2014. 

FINAL itineraries will be at the CYA Conference registration desk on 5th July 2014, so you don’t need to bring the draft with you. 


Showcasing: Auditorium &  Studio 2 Art Studio::

Auditorium

7:45 - 8:00     15 min     Registration & Morning coffee
           All food and beverages served in “66 On Earnest” Restaurant
                                          – C  Block – Level 2

8:00 - 8:35      35 min    Conference Opening
                                          Indigenous Recognition    -    Terry Saleh
                                          Competition Winners Presentation

8.35 – 4:35     Move into different studios for your sessions.
                         Please return to the Auditorium for the Final Sessions
.

4:40 - 5:00     20 min     CYA Success Stories - Cas Webb, Kathryn Apel, Caylie Jeffery, Stella Tarakson, Karen Tyrrell, and Samantha Wheeler

5:00  - 5:10    10 min     Charity Projects Update
                                          Close of Conference.
                 All attend as conference registration number wins a prize.


Studio 2 – Illustration Art Studio

9:25 - 10:10      45 min       Terry Saleh
                                              ~ Breaking Down The Cultural Barriers 
                                              ~ Aboriginal Influenced Illustrations

10:15  - 10:30   15 min       Morning Tea

10:35  - 12.10    90 min    Terry Saleh 
                                             ~ Breaking Down The Cultural Barriers 
                                             ~ Aboriginal Influenced Illustrations Continued.

12.15 - 1:00       45 min        Aaron Pocock ~ The Art Room
Grab your pencils, pens and paints and prepare for a journey into the world of fantasy art. Brush up on your skills and learn some new tricks and techniques…

1:05  - 1:50        45 min         Lunch

1:55 - 3:25         45 min         Aaron Pocock ~ The Art Room Continued.

3:30 - 3:45         15 min         Afternoon Tea

3:50  - 4:35        45 min        Aaron Pocock  ~ The Art Room Continued.

4.35  - 5:10        Move into the Auditorium for your final sessions.


Featured Presenters:

Terry Saleh

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Terry Saleh is a renowned Australian artist and didjeridoo player of Malay/Indonesian and Papuan/Indian descent. He has a strong interest in history and the culture of indigenous peoples which is due to his rich ethnic inheritance and childhood experiences.

Terry exhibited in the Australian pavilion at World Expo ‘88 and his largest and most visually prominent artwork was created for Australia’s first Gold Coast Indy Car Grand Prix 1991. He has exhibited internationally in America and at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Canada 1991, in Augsburg, Germany 1993, the whole of Germany 1994 & 1995 and Japan 1995.

Terry has participated in a Trade Mission to Brunei and Singapore with The Queensland Department of Economic Development & Trade in 1997, World Trade Expo in Korea 1999 and was a finalist in the Premier of Queensland Export Award 2000.

See Terry’s Presenter Page for more details.

Aaron Pocock


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Aaron Pocock was born in a large town in the south of England in 1970 and has been living in Brisbane since November 2000.

Art (particularly fantasy art), has been a lifelong passion which eventually became a day job in 2007, (having freelanced semi-professionally since 1991). Aaron has never looked back.  In 2011, Aaron was chosen to illustrate the Australia Post commemorative stamp set 'Mythical Creatures' for Australia's 'Children's Book Week', a career highlight to date. The set was also produced in a 3D capacity (a first for Australia). 

Aaron has illustrated (and continues to illustrate) children’s books, book covers, CD sleeves, Packaging art, and (almost) anything else he's required to do (no portraits, he’s afraid...)

See Aaron’s Presenter page for more details.


Success Stories:

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Cassandra Webb is a chocaholic writer from the small coastal village of Narooma, Australia. Writer of children’s and young adult fiction, fantasy and picture books. Cassandra also writes creative non-fiction. 

Her big moment came when she sat down to try her hand at writing a childrens picture book after attending the 2012 CYA conference.

See Cassandra’s Presenter page for more details.





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Kathryn Apel is passionate about words and working with children. That’s why the primary teacher writes children’s books. Kat lives on a family property on the Central Queensland Coast, with her cat-astrophic husband, Felix, and their two sons. Kat will never run out of things to write, because the males in her life are always making mischief and chaos. Many of Kat’s stories and poems are quirky tales of life in rural Australia. She turns disaster into laughter.

Kathryn’s chapter book, ‘Fencing with Fear’ was published in 2008. Her rhyming picture book, ‘This is the Mud!’ was published in 2009 and celebrated at the 2009 CYA Conference. 

Kathryn’s new book, Bully on the Bus, is coming July 2014 – a verse novel for younger readers, published by UQP.

See Kathryn’s Presenter page for more details


CaylieWebCaylie Jeffery is a nurse and counsellor by trade.

Being a mindful parent in a world that loves to turn children into mindless robots is Caylie’s biggest challenge yet, and she works actively to encourage a passion for life, books, art, music and people in her own kids.

Caylie has a website where she writes familiar essays about subjects that catch her breath, called “Distractions of a Busy Mother”. She also works as a freelance writer, and is an emerging author of children’s stories, teen adventures and creative adult non-fiction. She’s currently working on a manuscript for young adults based on her own Sailing adventures around the world, and has recently published her first book, Bedtime Stories for Busy Mothers.

See Caylie’s Presenter page for more details


Stella14Stella Tarakson entered working life armed with a law degree and a burning desire to write. It didn’t take long for passion to prevail and the sensible job was left behind - and she’s so glad!

She’s had 30-ish non-fiction books published, mostly for children and young adults. Even so, the urge to write fiction has always been simmering away in the background. Now she’s leaving the steady comfort of non-fiction to work on fiction full-time. Her first junior novel Mike the Spike is being published by New Frontier as part of their Little Rockets series. It will be released in mid-2014. Stella has discovered that writing about nits is much more fun than writing about probate law. 

Stella runs regular workshops on Getting Published and Writing for Children and Young Adults.

See Stella’s Presenter page for more details



KarenTSP14Karen Tyrrell  From the age of seven, Karen dreamed of teaching and reading books to young children. An ex teacher who taught primary school, specializing in teaching creative writing, Gifted and Talented classes, and reading glorious books to a captivated audience.

In 2013, Karen returned to the classroom with her own picture book, Bailey Beats the Blah as a children’s author presenting interactive story telling sessions and creative writing workshops.

Karen present pantomimes with puppets and costumes to libraries, books shops and festivals.


See Karen’s Presenter page for more details


SamWheelerSamantha Wheeler lives in Brisbane with her family and many animals.

Her first children’s story was accepted into the Allen and Unwin Manuscript Development Program in 2010, and in 2011, she won a place in the anthology, One Book Many Brisbane’s.

She went on to write Smooch & Rose, a story for children inspired by her concern for Queensland’s koalas, which was published by UQP in 2013. 

Her second book, about horses and bats will be released in 2014. 



See Samantha’s Presenter page for more details


So 5 sleeps…and counting down.


CYA later!

Tina, Ally, Sam, Deb and Nats!


Networking Dinner

CYA Conference has a pre-conference dinner where most of the onsite professionals and presenters gather for a bite to eat together. And delegates are invited to attend too. A dinner where you get to sit down with presenters, and onsite professionals from CYA Conference, and enjoy a yummy meal, and NETWORK.

Networking is an essential part of being a writer/illustrator. Getting to know other people who also write/illustrate so that you have a friend in the same boat as you who understands your goals is GOLD but networking with professionals is also important. 

Getting to know the different editors/agents/professionals, so that when they see you, bump into you at a function, they remember who you are - NOT AS THE NUTTER who jealously fawned over them all night - and they needed a restraining order to keep you away - but as a professional writer/illustrator that they like and could potentially work with. 

Owing to catering - Networking Dinner booking close at Midnight 29th June 2014, but with a menu like this – its well worth the $70 cash $72.50 PayPal cost.

This includes soft drinks, a glass of wine or a beer – sorry, hard liquor will have to be purchased at the cash bar at your own expense.

 

Entrée

Mooloolaba King Prawns

 crisp autumn leaves, sweet chilli mango dressing

 

Moroccan Spiced Rubbed Lamb Loin

with a minted hummus

 

Main

Pan-Fried Chicken Breast Filled With Camembert & Sage

 hollandaise sauce, ratatouille, chateau potato

 

Char Grilled Beef Tenderloin

  Shiraz glace, garlic potato mash, seasonal vegetables

 

Dessert

Orange Crème Brûlée,

 palm sugar crust, lemon sorbet.

 

Strawberry Mille Feuille

puff pastry layered with crème patissiere and strawberries

 

Vegetarian choice will be available.

Remember, a portion of this ticket money goes towards the Mother Africa Project and getting that container of books to Zimbabwe in the future. 


Hotel: The hotel special priced rooms have SOLD OUT – but at the moment we can request a room for you at $135.00 Cash or $138.00 PayPal – these are limited so if you need a room, please get hold of us so it can be arranged. Updated: 27June - ALL SOLD OUT - sorry no more rooms.)

 

Editor/Onsite professional appointments: If you missed these but still really want one, please get hold of us ASAP and we can see what we can arrange for you. There are a few still available, but numbers are limited.

Conference bookings close: Midnight 4th July 2014.

(Thanks to an expandable size venue at TAFE, South Bank, Brisbane. However, if you book this late, you will not get your personalised Itinerary for the day.)

A reminder that our normal Twitter name is:@CYAConference and we are using the tag line: #2014CYA, if you choose to tweet about it!


Hope to see ya at CYA!


Tina, Ally, Sam, Nat, Deb and all the volunteers that make CYA happen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Short List 2014

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CYA CONFERENCE

Children's and Young Adult Writers And Illustrators Conference

CYA Conference is pleased to announce the short list for the CYA Conference 2014 Writing and Illustrating Competition.

Please note that the final places will only be revealed at the Opening Awards Ceremony of CYA Conference on 5th July 2014, being held at South Bank TAFE, Brisbane. Look forward to seeing you there if you can make it!

Thank you to all the volunteer judges:- Ally Howard, Anil Tortop, Bec Timmis, Brenda Gurr, Cass Webb, Cathy Cavanagh, Caylie Jeffery, Cherri Ryan, Chris Bell, Claire Saxby, Debbie Kahl, Elizabeth Kasmer, Emma McTaggart, Heather Gallagher, Kathryn Apel, Kerri Lane, Lynda Calder, Michelle Worthington, Natalie Hatch, Sharon Norris, Taryn Bashford and Tina Marie Clark. Without you - we couldn’t have this competition. THANK YOU!

To everyone else who entered, who didn’t short list, CONGRATULATIONS for having the courage to put your work out there, in front of a faceless stranger, to received feedback, THANK YOU for entering. We hope that the feedback you get helps you on your journey towards creating a better story! 

All feedback will be emailed out by 31st August as per the guidelines.

SHORT LIST 2014: In no particular order:

Hatchlings (8 - 18 years) 

Category 1 - Picture Books

Final Editor Judge: Katrina Lehman, part-time Senior Editor for Penguin Books, Australia.    

The Crocodile and the Kookaburra

Lewis The Littlest Lizard

Strange little creatures

Category 2 - Chapter Books & YA Novels

Final Editor Judge: Katrina Lehman, part-time Senior Editor for Penguin Books, Australia.    

Nick Monster Guards

Vengeance

A Foot In Each World

Category 3 -Graphic Novels, Illustrated Picture Books and Illustrated Middle Grade Novels.

Final Editor Judge: Katrina Lehman, part-time Senior Editor for Penguin Books, Australia.    

 Strange Little Creatures

The Story of Doris Cummiski

The Platoon - Dangers In The Dwarvish States

 

Aspiring:

Category 1 - Picture Books - Preschool

Final Editor Judge: Suzanne O’Sullivan, commissioning editor for Lothian Children’s books, the children’s imprint of Hachette Australia.

Goodnight Gorgeousaurus

What a Cheeky Pair

Mister McDougal's Clock

Category 2 - Picture Books - Primary

Final Editor Judge: Suzanne O’Sullivan, commissioning editor for Lothian Children’s books, the children’s imprint of Hachette Australia.

I Like Dragonflies

The Boogahs

Shadow

Category 3 - Picture Books - Primary - Non fiction

Final Editor Judge: Suzanne O’Sullivan, commissioning editor for Lothian Children’s books, the children’s imprint of Hachette Australia.

Pink

Hello In The Hollow

Colour My Feelings

Category 4 - Chapter Books:

Younger readers 

Final Editor Judge: Suzanne O’Sullivan, commissioning editor for Lothian Children’s books, the children’s imprint of Hachette Australia.

Rory Fielding's Amazing Memory

The Perfect Day

The Magic of Show and Tell:  Turtles at Ten O'clock

Older Readers

Looking For Sherlock

Duck Boy

Tilly Goes Specking

Category 5 - Novels - Young Adult 

Final Editor Judge: Lisa Berryman, children’s publisher at HarperCollins Publishers, Australia.                  

Teenage Laws of Agate: Empire of Youth

Aurora

The Water Catchment

Category 6 - Graphic Novels, Illustrated Picture books & Illustrated Middle Grade Novels            

Final Editor Judge: Karen Tayleur, Editorial Manager for The Five Mile Press, Australia.  

No short list made - The Final Editor is viewing everyone’s work.

Category 8 - Illustrations            

Final Editor Judge: Karen Tayleur, Editorial Manager for The Five Mile Press, Australia.    

No short list made - The Final Editor is viewing everyone’s work.


Published Author:

Final Judge Editor: Sue Whiting, Publishing Manager for Walker Books Australia. (There is only one winner taken from both sections in Published.)

Picture Books:

Rose and Mrs Bottomley

Toby Speaks Out  Too Many Zucchinis!  Tessa’s House

Alfie.  Seven Brothers

YA Novels & Chapter Books:

Trouble for Zac

Rupert & the Whopper Stopper

Washianista - Tales From The Spinout Cafe


Congratulations! 

Thank you now to all our Final Editor Judges who have these stories on their way to them in cyber space.

Suzanne O’Sullivan, Commissioning Editor for Lothian Children’s books, the children’s imprint of Hachette Australia.

Lisa Berryman, Children’s Publisher at HarperCollins Publishers, Australia.

Karen Tayleur, Editorial Manager for The Five Mile Press, Australia.

Sue Whiting, Publishing Manager for Walker Books Australia.

Katrina Lehman, Part-time Senior Editor for Penguin Books, Australia.    

Its a big task to put your own time into this style of judging, so THANK YOU!

If you are in the above shortlist - you will have received an email this morning. You are welcome to put this news on social media - but PLEASE DON’T CLAIM YOUR STORY - just that you shortlisted (Editors do look at Face Book and twitter and Pinterest and Instagram too!

Our normal Twitter name is:@CYAConference and we are using the tag line: #2014CYA, if you choose to tweet about it!


CYA later!

Tina, Ally, Sam, Nat, Deb and all the volunteers that make CYA happen.







Count down begins…20

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20 days until CYA Conference 2014.

Yes - in just 3 weeks today, we will be at TAFE South Bank, Brisbane, enjoying all our wonderful presenters and onsite professionals: Wendy Orr, Sue Whiting, Aaron Pocock, Isobelle Carmody, Terry Saleh, Pamela Rushby, Rebecca Timmis, Karen Tayleur and Peter Carnavas, Kathryn Apel, Samantha Wheeler, Stella Tarakson, Karen Tyrrell, Caylie Jeffery,  Cassandra Webb and editors onsite include: Sue Whiting,(Walker Books), Karen Tayleur (Five Miles Press), Leonie Tyle (Tyle & Bateson Publishing), Suzanne O’Sullivan (Hachette Australia), Katrina Lehman (Penguin, Australia), Rochelle Manners (Wombat Books & Rhiza Press), Agent: Alex Adsett and Web Designer: Rebecca Timmis. And for the first time, we will have onsite Tadaa Children’s Booksmiths. 


As always there is lots happening behind the scenes - getting ready …

This week the shirts for CYA Conference were bought, and the logos and screen printing started… so excited for this one. There will actually be a few for sale at conference for the first time ever that people can buy and get the presenters to sign if they want to… so bring some cash as no EFPOS will be available. (But there are ATMs on campus if you need.)


The competition invoices have already been emailed out to everyone, if you didn’t receive yours, please contact us.


The invoices for conference will only go out AFTER conference, before the end of July.

The emails of the editors appointments are being emailed out today. There were attendees who did not get their first choices, and even though CYA Conference really tried to accommodate everyone, with the amount of bookings it just wasn’t possible and we had to use the choice system, and the date you booked your place as markers, so check these carefully.

A reminder that work pack for pre-reading/viewing needs to be with CYA Conference this weekend, (was 14th June but Monday 16th in the morning AT THE LATEST if you need a moment more  -  except those who have made plans directly with CYA Conference,) to get it to us please.

Thank you everyone for booking these appointments with the onsite professionals!  

Before conference you will receive your itinerary and your editor/professional’s onsite appointment times. 

There are very limited places left with: 

Editors:

Leonie Tyle - Tyle & Bateson Publishing

Rochelle Manners - Wombat Books & Rhiza Press

Agent:

Alex Adsett 

Web Designer:

Rebecca Timmis  - See Vanilla Web Designs Presenters Page for more information. 

Self Publishing: 

Taada Children’s Booksmith - See Tadaa Presenter Page - these are FREE but you do need to book. 


So anyone wanting a second appointment or now wanting to add one in, shout fast and loud! 


These editors are totally sold out:

Karen Tayleur - Five Mile Press - SOLD OUT 

Sue Whiting - Walker Books - SOLD OUT

Suzanne O’Sullivan - Hachette Australia -  SOLD OUT 

Katrina Lehman - Penguin, Australia - SOLD OUT 


CYA later!

Tina, Ally, Sam, Nats and Deb! 








Limited places Left…

A reminder that CYA Conference is on 5th July 2014. Have you booked yet? 

Special Notices:

There are only 4 hotel rooms left available at the discounted rate of $100 per night cash or $103 per night if PayPal for Friday 4th July. If you want one you have to book fast! 

This is the lovely new hotel:


Editor Sessions: 

Sue Whiting - Walker Books is SOLD OUT. 

Katrina Lehman - Penguin Books - only 2 appointments remaining. 

Karen Tayleur - Five Mile Press - only 6 appointments remaining. 

 Suzanne O’Sullivan - Hachette - only 6 appointments remaining. 

Remember other editors and professional on site are: 

Editor - Leonie Tyle 

Editor - Rochelle Manners - Wombat Books and Rhiza Press 

Agent - Alex Adsett 

Web Developer - Rebecca Timmis - Vanilla Web Designs 

Book Smiths - Tadaa Childrens Booksmiths - these are a free appointment but need to be booked with CYA.

CYA later! 

Tina and the CYA Conference volunteer team!

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