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Andrea Rowe


Children’s and YA author, and award-winning short story writer and freelance writer Andrea Rowe has been widely published. She is the author of 2022 Winning CBCA Shortlisted Picture Book of the Year – Early Reads,  Jetty Jumping, published with Little Hare / Hardie Grant (Jan, 2021). Her next picture book is contracted with Hardie Grant to be released in 2023 and another with Midnight Sun in 2024. She is also the 2020/21 Hal Porter Short Story competition winner, 2022 Highly Commended Newcastle short SZtory Award, the 2020 Writers Victoria and Queenscliffe Literary Festival Microfiction competitions winner,  2022 Highly Commended winner for Newcastle Short Story Competition and has appeared in several anthologies and magazines with her commissioned work. Andrea is also the successful Writers / Artist 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.

The editor and content writer for several respected Australian not-for-profit newsletters, kids club communications and blogs, Andrea’s first love is children’s pictures books and YA writing (and Cherry Ripes!) She is the Founder of the Peninsula Writers’ Club and the Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor’s Writing Award.


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?

YA novel and several children's picture books

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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