rob towner - author / illustrator

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Hey friend. My names rob. Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by my website.

While I’ve got your attention, I should probably introduce myself. I’m a children’s author and illustrator. It’s a pretty cool job. I get paid to make up stupid, immature stories (mainly for my own amusement), I get to draw awful, ridiculous pictures of animals, I get to meet other authors and illustrators who I think are cool, and sometimes I even get to visit school assemblies across Australia to talk to children about how important reading and writing is. Did you know that studying extra hard and getting good grades in school is by far the coolest thing anyone can do? It’s true. School is the coolest. But anyways, yeh. That’s me in a nutshell. I make children’s books.

And guess what… making children’s books isn’t the only fun thing I like to do. Some other things I like to do include: eating pea and ham soup, playing chess, saying the word ‘wowee’, listening to jazz, watching my favourite tv show ‘Survivor’ and snorkelling in the ocean.

If I could be any animal in the entire world, I would probably be an elephant beetle. That way I could prance around the beach all day squirting salt water in my face.

If you have read all the way up to this point, there’s some blog posts below if you feel like checking them out. If you want to be double cool, you can also help me out by subscribing to my newsletter below. I promise not to spam you. I’ll just flick you an email whenever I create a new story.

The Magic of Hanukkah - A Bedtime Story

The last instalment of the Romy’s Garden Adventures series was a Christmas themed tale which celebrated the magic of Christmas. So, just so I don’t seem biased to one religion, I thought it might be nice to do the next adventures as a Hanukkah special. Yeeeehaw! Go Judaism!


And you know how most author / illustrators don’t let you read an entire picture book that they created for free by just embedding the whole thing on to their website? Well, I’m not most authors. Hey. That’s just how I roll. I live to give. You can read ROMY’S GARDEN ADVENTURES: HANUKKAH ANTARCTICA right here for free right now. Party!



Did you end up reading the whole thing? I know 46 pages is a bit too much to ask sometimes. Especially when there are lots of pictures.

If you are thinking to yourself “I like this Hanukkah story. I wonder where I can get a physical copy for my young niece or grandson?” or “Hmm... I wish this book was available on the Amazon Kindle market.” Stop wondering! Now all your dreams can be achieved by buying this book on Amazon!

Just read some of these amazing reviews Hanukkah Anarctica has received already:

“This book makes me want to puke.” – Rob’s friend Dave

“I’m not going to read your book. Stop emailing me.” – Bruce Willis

“I like the part with the poo. I like poo.” – James, 4 years old

Plus, if you actually buy a book, that just makes me want to keep making more and more of these ridiculous kids stories. Ahhh... goodtimes. So yeh. Anyways, I hope you enjoy reading this adventure as much as I enjoyed writing and illustrating it. And don’t forget, the magic of Hanukkah lives in all of us... Except maybe if you are a Scientologist. What’s with those guys anyways?

Click here to buy Romy’s Garden Adventures: Hanukkah Antarctica

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Rob Towner
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One Comment

  1. Great story. Good luck on Amazon!

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