Jennifer Rowe
Jennifer Rowe

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Name: Jennifer Rowe
Occupation: Children's Author
Gender: Female
Birth Day: April 2, 1948
Age: 74
Birth Place: Sydney, Australia
Zodiac Sign: Aries

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Jennifer Rowe

Jennifer Rowe was born on April 2, 1948 in Sydney, Australia (74 years old). Jennifer Rowe is a Children's Author, zodiac sign: Aries. Find out Jennifer Rowenet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


In 2008, she won the Aurelia Award for Best Children's Novel for The Wizard of Rondo.

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Before Fame

In 1973, she obtained her MA in English Literature from the University of Sydney. She published her first book, Something Special, in 1984; the work received the Australian Children's Book Council's Book of the Year for Younger Readers Award.

Biography Timeline


Jennifer Rowe was born in Sydney, New South Wales, on 2 April 1948, and raised with two younger brothers on Sydney's North Shore. Her father was Jim Oswin, the founding general manager of ATN7 in Sydney, and was responsible for classic 1960s TV shows such as My Name's McGooley, What's Yours? and The Mavis Bramston Show. She attended the Abbotsleigh School for Girls on the Upper North Shore of Sydney. She attained her Masters of Arts in English Literature at the University of Sydney in 1973. Her first job was assistant editor at Paul Hamlyn publishing. She later worked at Angus and Robertson Publishers, where she remained for fourteen years as editor, senior editor, managing director, deputy publisher and finally publisher. During this time she began writing children's books under the pseudonym Emily Rodda (her grandmother's name). Her first book, Something Special, was published in 1984 and won the Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year for Younger Readers Award. She went on to win that award a record six times. From 1984 to 1992, Rowe continued her career in publishing, then as editor of the Australian Women's Weekly while writing novels in her 'spare time'. In 1994 Rowe became a full-time writer. She now divides her working day between consultancies for book publishers and her own writing. She lives in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales with her husband Bob Ryan and her four children. She enjoys reading murder mystery novels, which have inspired her to add mysterious plots and hidden clues to her works.


The Deltora Quest series has been published in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Kingdom, with total worldwide sales across all books in excess of 18 million. . A Deltora Quest anime series was broadcast on Japanese television in early 2007.


Rodda's Star of Deltora series is set in the same world as Deltora Quest, The Three Doors and Rowan of Rin, and focuses on a girl, Britta, who wants to be a trader like her father and sail the nine seas. The first book, Shadows of the Master, was released on 1 August 2015, the second book, Two Moons, on 1 November 2015, the third book, The Towers of Illica, on 1 April 2016, and the fourth and final book, The Hungry Isle, on 1 September 2016.


Rodd has written two children's fantasy novels released by HarperCollins Australia: The Shop at Hooper's Bend was released on 7 August 2017, and His Name Was Walter was released on 27 July 2018.

Family Life

Jennifer settled in the Blue Mountains of South Wales with her husband, Bob Ryan. Jennifer had four children, including singer/songwriter Kate Rowe.

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