Andrea is the author of four books: two novels, When She Was Electric (Raincoast, 2003) and Beyond the Blue (Random House, 2007) and two poetry collections, Natural Disasters (Palimpsest Press, 2007) and Away (Signature Editions, 2008). When She Was Electric was listed No. 6 on CBC Canada Reads: People’s Choice. Natural Disasters was longlisted for the ReLit Awards. Her poetry was featured in the anthology How the Light Gets In (Waterford Institute, 2009).
Andrea completed her Master’s of Fine Arts with the Creative Writing Department at the University of British Columbia. She is past Editor of Prism International, and the former Reviews Editor for Event. She is a creative writing professor at the University of the Fraser Valley.
She has travelled to Scotland, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, France, Greece and Italy, and these journeys often serve as inspiration. She is working on a new novel, as well as completing a new poetry collection.