General Bio

Andrea Blythe graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Modern Literature. She lives in Los Gatos, California, where she writes poetry and fiction. Her poetry has appeared in several publications, including Chiaroscuro (ChiZine), Strange Horizons, Perigee, Linden Avenue, Z-composition, Bear Creek Haiku, and Chinquapin. In 2010, her poem “India” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and in 2013 her poem “Red Riding Hood Remembers” was nominated for a Rhysling Award.

Wishful Thinking Bio

Andrea Blythe graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Modern Literature, dreaming that she would soon be a professional editor, the author of several bestselling novels, a well-published poet, a screenwriter, a filmmaker, a winner of numerous awards, and many other wonderful things.

She may have set her sights a wee high.

Instead, she found herself floating through a variety of jobs — barista, recreation leader, substitute teacher — and once, for several months, all three at once. In the meantime, she tried to figure this whole writing thing out. She wrote poetry, short stories and scripts, and made several attempts at completing novels.

Despite life’s tendency to not exactly go as planned, many wonderful things did happen. For example, her poetry has appeared in several journals, such as Chinquapin, Red Wheelbarrow, Perigee, Strange Horizons, and Bear Creek Haiku. She also landed a full time job in the publishing world as an Assistant Editor at Light Metal Age, a technical trade magazine focused on the aluminum, titanium, and magnesium industries.

Still trying to figure this writing thing out, Andrea continues to write and publish poetry. She is also working on several longer fiction and screenwriting projects, which she hopes to finish in the near future and (if day dreams do come true) to publish, thus becoming a bestselling novelist, well-published poet, screenwriter, filmmaker, winner of numerous awards, and . . . maybe she still sets her sights a wee high.