Welcome to my slice of cyber space. I’m Rowena: a writer, editor, mother, and nature enthusiast. 

I write nonfiction books for children about the wonderful and sometimes weird natural world. I get inspiration from my two school-aged daughters who love examining their surroundings and regularly collect various specimens, living and dead, to examine under the microscope. I write both picture books and middle grade books and have several manuscripts at various stages. If you’re curious about what I’m working on, please head over to the Current Writing Projects page.

Photo by Maryam Morrison Photography

Photo by Maryam Morrison

A few years ago, I published several science articles with Yes Mag: The Science Magazine for Adventurous Minds. You can check them out on the Published Writing page. Later this year, I have two science books coming out with Weigl Publishers.

Not everything I write for children is about science or nature. I am also working on a fiction writing project with my sister, Elspeth, who teaches children with dyslexia and other language-learning difficulties using the Orton Gillingham (OG) approach. We are creating a series of stories with highly controlled text for children ages 7–9 who are struggling early readers. For more about this project, go to the 44 Sounds Publishing page.

I also write fiction for children and sometimes weave factual information into these stories.

While I build my children’s writing portfolio, I continue to work as a freelance science, education, and business writer and editor. If you’d like information about my work and services, please look at the Writing & Editing Services page. And if you’re curious about my formal education and writing background, you’ll find details on the About Rowena page.

Thanks for stopping by!