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Lisa Berryman Bootcamp

Lisa Berryman has been the children’s publisher at HarperCollins Publishers Australia for twenty-three years and publishes 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, which has just celebrated its twentieth anniversary, 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, and the best-selling The Girls who Changed the World Series.


Other Australian authors and illustrators include Romy Ash, Gabriel Bergmoser, Victoria Carless, Rod Clement, Katrina Germein, Susanne Gervay, Amanda Graham, Mette Jakobsen, Blue Jaryn, Catherine Jinks, Samera Kamaleddine, Kate Knapp, Suzanne Leal, Tania McCartney, Lavanya Naidu, Catherine Norton, Sher Rill Ng, Cheryl Orsini, Alice Pung, Danny Snell, Sarah Speedie, Tina Strahan, Rae Tan, Debra Tidball and Gabrielle Tozer. 


Lisa is interested in all genres (but does admit to a particular love for historical fiction) and her authors, illustrators and list reflects the breadth of her taste.

Lisa Berryman Bootcamp

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  • Important

    Please note that Bootcamps are non-refundable unless we can 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, including Young Adult Novels
    • Picture Books

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

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