Jowi Schmitz writes novels and non-fiction for both adults and children. She began with two novels for adults and published her first children’s book in 2012. My Name Is Olivia and I Can’t Do Anything About It was awarded the Flag and Pennant. Children’s thriller Treasure Under the City was published a year later. She then wrote the book Born Too Soon: Diary About My Son (Ink Slave Literature Prize 2014) and Never Ever Back Ashore, a non-fiction book about Amsterdam’s boat-dwellers.