About me


Rowena Wiseman author
Rowena Wiseman grew up in the south-east suburbs of Melbourne. Her education came mostly from reading Dolly magazine and J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, listening to Pulp’s Common People and spending a year as an exchange student in Latvia.

She learned how to multi-task at a fast food chain, studied Professional Writing and Editing, got RSI as a transcript typist at a media monitoring service and photocopied lots of mathematic manuscripts as a publishing assistant for an educational publisher.

These days, she works in the visual arts sector and likes exploring Melbourne laneways and galleries for a new discovery that will give her goosebumps. She lives on the Mornington Peninsula with her two children in a mid-century modern home.

Rowena Wiseman writes contemporary fiction, young adult and children's stories. She is the author of The Replacement Wife (HarperCollins, 2015), Bequest (Tenebris Books, 2014) and Searching for Von Honningsbergs (Leafless, 2014, longlisted for the 2007 Australian Vogel Award). She's a featured Wattpad author and her YA novel Silver has had over 600,000 reads on Wattpad.

Rowena’s blog Out of print writing, about writing and publishing in the digital revolution, has been selected for the National Library of Australia’s archive program PANDORA.

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