Leonie Tyle is a Publisher at Tyle&Bateson Publishing.
Leonie Tyle has been associated with children’s books for over 30 years as a librarian, reviewer, speaker and publisher. With Robyn Sheahan Bright and Robyn Collins she founded Jam Roll Press, which merged with the University of Queensland Press in the mid 1990s. For thirteen years she was Children’s & Young Adult Publisher responsible for UQP’s children’s and young adult list publishing approximately sixteen books a year from picture books to young adult fiction and nonfiction.
On 10 December 2007 she joined Random House Australia to set up Woolshed Press, an imprint, to compliment RHA’s existing children’s publishing.
In 2009 she began freelance consulting from her Brisbane office where she formed Tyle & Bateson Publishing.
Leonie has worked with many of Australia’s finest authors and illustrators including Catherine Bateson, Steven Herrick, James Moloney, Brian Caswell, Kim Toft, James Roy, Anthony Eaton, Bill Condon, Samuel Wagan Watson, Pat Flynn, Johnny and Stella Danalis, Celeste Walters and Doris Pilkington Garimara.
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.
She is regularly invited to present at the major children’s literature festivals and conferences such as CBCA Conference, SCBWI Conference, Brisbane Writers Festival and Somerset Celebration of Literature. She is guest lecturer in creative writing at Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland. Leonie is also regularly asked to be examiner for PhD and Masters of Creative Writing students.
For her one-on-one assessments at CYA Conference 2014, Leonie will be looking at:
All aspects of children’s literature including picture books, illustration portfolio's, middle grade and Young Adult.