Maryann Ballantyne is an editor with Wild Dog. Although still extremely young, her career spans more than 25 years in the industry.
Maryann is passionate about bringing Australian stories to young readers.
She lives in Melbourne with her husband, three children, a dog called Louie who is not black and a cat called Fluffy who is.
Maryann will be running bootcamps for Chapter/Young Adult and Picture Books authors on Saturday and doing assessments on Sunday at this year's conference.