• White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White Twitter Icon

©2020 by CYA Conference.

Jodi Toering
Kristy Bushnell rectangle logo.png

I was born in the Mallee at Hopetoun and grew up on a wheat farm outside a small town called Beulah. 


As a child, I was fascinated with stories, reading on my own well before I went to school. When I didn’t have my nose in a book, I spent my time drawing or writing.  I had two dreams: becoming an English teacher and writing picture books for children.  

Fast forward several decades, I am now juggling the roles of full time teacher, mother, performer, and author!

In my spare time, I love creating artworks and spending time on my bush block with my husband, my two beautiful children and the ever-growing menagerie of chickens, ducks, dogs, and cats that share our home. 


  • 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  • Some editors have withdrawn from the conference due to it being an online-only event.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.