Hi, I'm Rowena. I grew up in Melbourne. My education came mostly from Dolly magazine, a year spent as an exchange student in Latvia, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and Pulp's Common People. These days, I work in the visual arts sector and like exploring Melbourne laneways and galleries for a new discovery that will give me goosebumps.
I write contemporary fiction, YA and children's stories. My teen characters are the girls I wish I was at 16 ...
Bad Romance, Uses for Boys, The Giver, The Fault in our Stars and anything by Raymond Carver or Tatyana Tolstaya
Franz Kafka "I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us."