Andrea Rowe

Andrea Rowe is an award-winning children’s author, and community story teller. Her best-selling debut children’s book Jetty Jumping (Hardie Grant) won 2022 CBCA Picture Book of the Year – Early Childhood. She is the 2020 winner of the Hal Porter Short Story Award and Highly Commended for the 2022 Newcastle Short Story Award and her works appear in anthologies and magazines. Widely published as a freelance writer, Andrea is the Founder of the Peninsula Writers’ Club and an advocate for Australian literature


Instagram @andrearowe_coastwriter

Andrea Rowe in grey cardigan and white tee shirt leaning against an ironbark tree and looking at the camera wit a smile.

Jetty Jumping

While Milla’s friends take big, brave jumps off the jetty, Milla stays on the blistering wood, scared of what lurks below. But when Milla accidentally falls off the edge, she discovers the beauty of the deep, dark sea – and her summer changes forever.

Andrea Rowe and Hannah Sommerville perfectly capture the challenges of childhood – and the joy of letting go – in this homage to summer.

Events at Mansfield Readers and Writers Festival 2023

Masterclass: Legacy writing – write your memories and milestones

Sunday 5 March 2:00 – 3:30 pm

$60 / $50 concession

Panel: Memoir, what is it good for?

Saturday 4 March 4 – 5 pm

$25 / $20 concession

Story time: Jetty Jumping with author Andrea Rowe

Sunday 5 March 11 – 12 pm

$25 / $20 concession