About me

Hello there!

If you’re on this page, then you probably already know that I write kids’ books. If you recognise my name, you’re probably a Go Girl reader – the books I’ve written in that series are published under my real name, Rowan McAuley.

If you don’t recognise my name and wonder how you ended up here, you might be a Gateway reader – these books are written as part of a team, with Chris Morphew and David Harding, under the pen name Cerberus Jones. (And if you’re a fan of the Percy Jackson stories, or just a Greek mythology buff, you probably can guess why we chose Cerberus.)

I live in Sydney, read as many graphic novels as I can, and like to make things with my hands, whether crocheting while I’m watching TV, or sculpting out of polymer clay or plasticine. My favourite books are by C.S. Lewis (The Narnia Chronicles, The Cosmic Trilogy, The Screwtape Letters, and his essays, too), Roald Dahl (The Witches was the first truly scary book I read), Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre is basically the perfect novel), and Georges Perec (if you’re still in primary school, wait a bit because his novels are very peculiar – A Void is an entire book written without a single letter E! And he doesn’t cheat by spelling things incorrectly, either).

You can find me on Facebook – here is me blathering on, mostly about books I’ve read, and here is the Gateway page. The Gateway also has an Instagram account.