Bernadette Foley was publisher of fiction and non-fiction for international publishing house Hachette Australia for 10 years, working with such authors as Di Morrissey, William McInnes, Gabrielle Lord, Graeme Blundell, Kate Ceberano, Bronwyn Parry, Lian Hearn, Pamela Freeman, Troy Cassar-Daley and many more.
She is one of the most connected people in the publishing industry and has worked as an editor and publisher for over 30 years, receiving the George Robertson Award for Service to the Australian Publishing Industry in 2015.
Bernadette has run programs at writers’ centres that have guided many manuscripts to publication. She has spoken at national writers’ festivals and editing and writing seminars. She also co-created the Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing at University of Technology Sydney and teaches the Editing and Publishing unit.
Bernadette teaches What Publishers Want, Novel Writing Essentials and Write Your Novel.