Mary Verney has been working in publishing for almost sixteen years. She left her job as a bookseller in Queensland to move to Sydney and work with Pan Macmillan and then Walker Books. During that time she has worked on a range of board and picture books, fiction, illustrated fiction and YA, including standalone titles and series. She currently works at Penguin Random House in the Young Readers department. Her favourite books from childhood are The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr and People Might Hear You by Robin Klein.
Mary will be giving looking at Picture books, chapter books, middle grade and YA.
Mary will be providing written feedback with her assessments