Rochelle is the Director of Rhiza Press and Wombat Books. She is trained as a teacher, counsellor and has a Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing. Rochelle has run a number of other successful imprints including Even Before Publishing. Her passion for encouraging emerging Australian authors led her to establishing The Word Writers and online bookstore, Light the Dark. Rochelle has worked in a traditional model and self-publishing model from both sides (publisher, author, editor) and has a broad range of experience.