Madison Rowley

Artist and Graphic Designer Madison Rowley published her first children's picture book 'Ziggy the Zebra' in 2022. Maddie's passion for children's illustration began during university where she focused on picture book projects, including Ziggy the Zebra. After graduating with a degree in illustration 2018, she pursued a full-time career in graphic design, and a few years later returned to work on writing and illustrating Ziggy. Maddie is a lover of animals and runs her own pet and wildlife portrait business ‘Madison Portraits’.

She wants to bring fun and colour to children's literature whilst conveying a meaningful story that she hopes can make a positive impact on her young readers. “I’m over the moon that I’ve been able to fulfil my childhood dream of publishing my own children’s book thanks to The Book Guild. As a child I would create stories of animals and draw pictures, and now to see my story published is extraordinary.” – Maddie.

Madison Rowley's Books

ISBN: 9781915122308


Ziggy the Zebra

July 28, 2022

Ziggy is different from the other zebras.

He has the most beautiful bright rainbow stripes you’ve ever seen! But he’s afraid of what the other zebras think of him…

Can Ziggy be brave and show his true colours?

Ziggy the Zebra is a wonderful, illustrated story for children aged 3-8 years, teaching children about acceptance, confidence and that being different is special.


Madison Rowley is an author, artist and graphic designer from Devon who studied illustration at the University of Plymouth. Alongside full-time graphic design work, she runs a pet and wildlife portrait business, creating hyper-real pastel pencil drawings. It’s always been a dream of Maddie’s to illustrate and write her own story being a lover of books and animals since a child. She currently resides in the East Midlands with her partner.