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Chren Byng
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Chren Byng is the publisher for ABC Children's Books at HarperCollins Publishers Australia. She is proud to publish books from many of Australia's most-loved authors and illustrators, including Emma Quay, Judith Rossell, Beck and Matt Stanton, Katrina Nannestad, Alison Lester, Frances Watts, Andrew Daddo, Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King.

Chren will be looking at picture books, and particularly interested in seeing author–illustrators. And illustrator's folios.


  • Agent & Editor sessions are only available to conference attendees.

  • Some editors have withdrawn from the conference due to it being an online-only event.
    If you have booked with one of them we will be in contact with you shortly.

  • You do need to be attending the conference to book an assessment. 

  • You may book your session before booking for the conference however there will be a $25.00 administration charge should you decide to cancel the appointment before assessment bookings closing on 15 May 2020 

  • No refunds will be made if you make an assessment booking but do not book for the Conference and your session will be cancelled.