Elephant Tree Publishing and sister company Missing Pages Books are small and independent publishers based in Canberra, Australia.

We love great storytelling. Our passion is discovering, launching and nurturing talented authors who write engaging fiction or non-fiction for a popular audience. We want to challenge conventions and serve the next generation of both readers and writers by fostering ideas and presenting inspiring and entertaining content and concepts. We are an ethical and caring publisher and we are keen to publish work that explores human emotions, both the positive and negative.

NB: Due to the large number of children’s picture book submissions we have received we are not currently accepting any further manuscripts in that genre. 

Jennifer Leslie

Director
Elephant Tree Publishing

Jennifer has had a passion for books and reading since early childhood, from The Digging-est Dog, Enid Blyton and Nancy Drew through to Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, she majored in classic English Literature as part of her undergraduate Professional Writing degree. She has worked in communications roles throughout her career in both the public and private sector and is currently undertaking her Masters in Writing and Literature at Deakin University. She also has editing, design and typesetting experience and possesses qualifications in Adobe InDesign. Jennifer is a member of the Australian Writers’ Guild, ACT Writers Society, Queensland Writers Centre, and the Canberra Society of Editors.

In her free time Jennifer loves to cook, paint, sleep and spend time with her menagerie of two teenage girls, three dogs, three cats and two horses.

Kathryn Spurling

Director
Missing Pages Books

Kathryn has a proven record in honest investigative military history and has written and published a number of non-fiction books over the last 15 years. Between 1996 and 2011 she was attached to UNSW at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, as a tutor and guest lecturer in history and strategic studies. Between 2012 and 2014 she was a Visiting Fellow at the School of History, Australian National University and is currently an Adjunct Research Associate, School of Education and Humanities, Flinders University.

Kathryn likes to spend her downtime on travel, exercise, art, and being enlightened by her three children and four grandchildren. She is looking forward to writing more creatively and discovering exciting new authors.