Andrea Rowe is a best-selling award-winning picture book author, freelance writer and nationally awarded writer of short stories,and late night book reader.
Her debut picture book Jetty Jumping, illustrated by Hannah Sommerville was awarded the 2022 CBCA Picture Book of the Year – Early Childhood.
A past radio announcer, and media and PR manager, Andrea’s also freelance magazine writer and a copywriter for Australian not-for-profit organisations and kids clubs communications for organisations like the Royal Flying Doctors, Conservation Volunteers and Junior Rangers.
Andrea writes books for children, young adults and grown-ups too. She combines her nostalgic celebration of culture, family diversity, and the environment in our everyday lives with the questions and conversations that draw us together.
Andrea believes in the power of stories, of reading out loud and in secret spots surrounded by cushions and stacks of books.
She lives on Bunurong Country, in the sand dunes of the Mornington Peninsula, where her writing days are fuelled by a secret stash of Cherry Ripes.
Andrea and Hannah have teamed up once again with their next book Sunday Skating released in June 2023.