On Wednesday evening (April 9) a sizable crowd hit the offices of Random House Australia in North Sydney to celebrate the launch of Australia's newest publishing imprint, Woolshed Press. The publisher is my dear friend Leonie Tyle, formerly of UQP.
First off the press will be books by Bill Condon and Catherine Bateson, followed by Anthony Eaton and a new writer by the name of Victoria Bowen, with Brian Caswell and yours truly publishing our titles later in the year. Other names on the author list are Anne Spudvilas and Celeste Walters.
It was a great night, attended by a huge number of kid-lit personalities, such as Maurice Saxby, Judith Ridge, Margaret Hamilton, Mark Macleod, Rae Turton, Bronwen Bennett, Marj Kirkland, Chris Cheng, Paul MacDonald, Alyssa Brugman, Deb Abela, Laurine Croasdale, Tony Davis, Ernie Tucker, Kate Colley, Kris and Catherine from Lateral Learning, and of course the afore-mentioned Bill Condon, Catherine Bateson and Brian Caswell. And the list goes on - sorry if I've missed someone important...
Woolshed was launched by the Random House Australia children's publisher, Linsay Knight.
Keep your eyes peeled for some great titles coming soon!