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Andrea Rowe


Award-winning, children’s author, short story writer and freelance writer Andrea Rowe has been widely published. She is the best selling author of Jetty Jumping, the 2022 Winning CBCA Shortlisted Picture Book of the Year – Early Reads, and the 2023 Australian Speech pathology Picture Book of the Year, illustrated by Hannah Sommerville, and published by Hardie Grant. It’s right have been sold internationally.

Sunday Skating (illustrated by Hannah Sommerville) was released in 2023 in Australia, UK and Europe and launched in the USA in 2024. The first of her early concept Little Worlds board book series  In the Rockpools was reelased in November 2023, followed by Amid the Sand Dunes in 2024 (illustratde by Hannah Sommerville) and there are 5 more picture books currently in production. Andrea’s manuscript The Everyday Tutu was acquired for the prestigious Little Hare illustrator prize. Her writing features in the Teacher, Teacher anthology with Affirm Press. .

Andrea has been awarded the prestigious May Gibbs Fellowship for 2024, and is also the winner of the 2020 Hal Porter Short Story Award, Placed 2nd in the 2023 Mulga Bill Award and Highly Commended for the 2022 Newcastle Short Story Award.

Her works have appeared in several anthologies and magazines with her commissioned work. Andrea has also been a past Writer in Resident for Police Pt 2022 with Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Beyond the picture book, Andrea’s written speeches for Ministers and advertising campaigns, feature travel articles, award submissions, websites, newsletters and production scripts and the editor and content writer for several respected Australian not-for-profit newsletters, kids club communications and blogs.

A passionate advocate for contemporary Australian literature, Andrea’s the ‘author-in-conversation’ host with Sorrento’s Antipodes Books, and the Founding President of Peninsula Writers’ Club and the Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor’s Short Story Writing Award, and a young women in publishing Mentor for the Mary Lewis Trust.


General Fiction, YA, Kids Books, Short Stories

Why Do You Write?

There are too many words inside my head and heart – they've been spilling out forever

Have you been published before?


If yes, where have you been published?

Magazines, anthologies,

What are you currently working on?

Several children's picture books and YA novel

What are your long term goals?

More children's picture books and a YA Novel

What is your writing regime?

Early morning, tea pot and notebook scribbling

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