Madeline Lowe / Regional Scribe
Madeline Lowe is a young Australian author and illustrator, who self published her first book titled Planet Alterra, along with her friend and co-writer Layla Ottaway.
She spends most of her free time daydreaming about other universes, but she’s also known for her love of robotics and animation, researching and illustrating unusual animals (such as her pet frogs) and her creative impulses to make whatever wacky things she imagines become a reality.
She’s always staring another project, anything from making new faces for teddy bears out of clay, repairing damaged Furbies from op-shops or creating earrings from shrink paper.
Madeline has always enjoyed storytelling, and she began reading and writing at a very young age (although her stories were, and still are, completely bonkers, and she can’t hold a pencil correctly.)
Her neurodiverse brain made sitting quietly in school very challenging, and her school books were always filled with random doodles.
Although Madeline struggles with suppressing her tics and a brain with never-ending, racing thoughts, she can also use this to her advantage, as she is an avid daydreamer and can fully visualise her stories as she writes them.
She particularly enjoys writing sci-fi and fantasy settings, full of humour and drama, and plenty of bizarre aliens and other made-up creatures.
Madeline typically writes novels for the young adult audience, but she is looking forward to branching out with her upcoming collaborations with fellow authors to become a children’s book illustrator.
She dislikes writing about herself in the third person, and irony.