Lisa Berryman has been the children's publisher at HarperCollins Publishers Australia for eighteen years and is responsible for publishing a wide range of titles from picture books to young adult titles. Lisa has also worked in children's television at the Australian Children's Television Foundation and taught Editing and Publishing at RMIT in Melbourne.
Her authors include award-winning author Jackie French, who with illustrator Bruce Whatley has created many internationally renowned, best-selling picture books including Diary of a Wombat, Josephine Wants to Dance and Pete the Sheep. Jackie French has also published many fiction and non-fiction titles, including Hitler's Daughter that has been adapted for stage by MonkeyBaa Theatre. Other Australian authors and illustrators include Alexandra Adornetto, Jesse Blackadder, Rod Clement, Tara Eglington, Sue deGennaro, Susanne Gervay, Alison Goodman, Tiffiny Hall, Rosanne Hawke, Kate Knapp, Rebecca Lim, PJ Tierney, James Moloney, Pamela Rushby, Jen Storer, Mitch Vane and Gabrielle Tozer. International authors include Julie Berry, Alexandra Bracken, Claudia Gray, Stephanie Oakes, Nicholas Gannon and John Green.
Lisa will be looking at picture books, MG and YA, fiction and non-fiction, and books with a strong, distinctive and fresh voice.
Lisa is not looking at science fiction work.
Lisa will be providing written feedback with her assessments
Lisa will be running bootcamps for Chapter/Young Adult (Group 1) and Picture Books (Group 2) authors on Friday.