Clare Hallifax Bootcamp

Clare Hallifax has worked in publishing since 1990. Beginning her career as a political journalist, Clare went back to her first love, literature. Over the years she has edited and published books for both adults and children - ranging from political biographies, student text books, business books to narrative non-fiction, to literary and mass market fiction and picture books.


As publishing manager at Scholastic Australia, she is both publisher of Omnibus Books, and manager of Scholastic’s digital publishing program For the past decade, Clare has worked with some of the esteemed names of Australian children’s publishing including Mem Fox, Julie Vivas, Judy Horacek, Libby Gleeson, Kerry Argent, Emily Rodda, Michael Gerard Bauer, Philip Bunting, Richard Yaxley, Tamsin Janu and a long list of authors and illustrators that continually inspire her. Whether from established writers, or new voices, the excitement of discovering new stories never gets old (unlike Clare!)

Clare Hallifax Bootcamp

  • Important

    Please note Bootcamps are non-refundable unless we are able to resell the session.

  • About the bootcamps

    The Bootcamp is a day spent with an editor where you will receive feedback on your work in small group sessions, time to work on your manuscripts followed by a progress session where they will give you further feedback, there is also a discussion panel and a Q&A session. 

    Places for the Bootcamp are strictly limited to four people per group, with each editor working with two groups. 

    Groups will be divided into

    • Chapter Books & Young Adult Novels  (Select Group 1 when booking)
    • Picture Books

    You do not need to be coming to the conference to join a bootcamp.

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