About the Author
Emily Rodda, one of Australia’s most successful, popular and versatile writers, has won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award a record five times.
A former editor of The Women’s Weekly, Emily is also the best-selling author of adult mysteries under her own name of Jennifer Rowe. Her children’s books, for a range of ages and genres, exhibit a mastery of plot and character.
Her many books include Finders Keepers and The Timekeeper (both serialised for television);
Crumbs!; Rowan of Rin; Rowan and the Travellers; Rowan and the Keeper of the
Crystal; Rowan and the Zebak; and Rowan of the Bukshah, all published by Omnibus Books.
Teen Power Inc, a mystery adventure series Emily wrote for young readers, is published by Scholastic Australia, and attracts an enthusiastic and devoted following.
Emily’s Deltora Quest series is the most successful series published by Scholastic Australia. Deltora Quest’s storyline of a perilous quest involving three heroes who have to find all the gems that make up a magic belt has touched the imaginations of not only Australian children but also children all around the world.
Unlike Deltora Quest, each book in the Rowan of Rin series is a complete story. All five books centre
on the series’ unlikely hero, Rowan of Rin.
Emily comments on Rowan of Rin: