Rowena Beresford is the Director of Yellow Brick Books, the publishing company she co-founded in 2016, inspired by her enduring passion to get kids reading.
Rowena is also the founder of The Book Curator magazine, which keeps school librarians up-to-date with a wide range of fantastic fiction from independent and mainstream publishers. The Book Curator’s primary role is to support library staff in their quest to transform students into lifelong readers.
Under Yellow Brick’s new name, Riveted Press, we are actively looking for junior fiction, middle fiction, YA and graphic novels that remind readers of the good things they might have lost sight of in these tough times - like wonder, joy, hope, friendship, adventure, imagination, creativity and possibilities. These might be funny and witty, like our Juno Jones, Word Ninja series, or touching stories that remind kids they are not alone, like our middle fiction title, Aster's Good, Right Things.
In picture books, we are looking for stories that are clever, different, or out of the ordinary. We’re also hunting for new illustrators for current and future projects.
I am looking forward to meeting you at CYA, and discovering your stories.
Rowena Beresford - Editor Assessments
Rowena will be providing verbal feedback with her assessments
- Chapter Books
- Early Readers
- Junior Fiction
- Literary Fiction
- Middle Grade
- Narrative Non-Fiction
- Picture Book
- Speculative Fiction
- YA Writing
- Graphic Novels
- Assessment sessions are only available to conference attendees at this time.
- Assessment sessions are non-refundable unless we are able to resell the session.
- No refunds will be made if you make an assessment booking but do not book for the Conference and your session will be cancelled.
- You may book your session before booking for the conference however there will be a $25.00 administration charge should you decide to cancel the appointment before assessment bookings closing on 15 May 2021.