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Ten Books on Writing Every Author Should Read

Every writer has their favorite books on writing. Here are a few of my own.

Interview with Carolyn Saletto

Join me in conversation with Carolyn Saletto, a writer working on a memoir of growing up in a family of resilient siblings with a bipolar mother.

Where Do I Sleep? Re-Release in Two New Editions!

I am excited to share that Where Do I Sleep is making a comeback, thanks to Sasquatch Books (Penguin Random House.) On March 5th, this sweet bedtime book will be available in a fresh hardback edition, as well as a shortened board book version for the very young. When...

Interview with Kelli Mechelke

Join me in conversation with Kelli Mechelke, a memoirist writing about growing up with a gay father in a fundamentalist community. Kelli is passionate about helping the Church learn how to love the LGBTQ+ community better and narrowing the divide between the two communities.

Bury the Trash

At some point during Covid, I took part in the New York City Midnight Flash Fiction competition. Was given 48 hours to write a story less than 1000 words, involving historical fiction, a recruitment center, and a shovel. Bury the Trash is the result.

Not Your Chosen One

In my new novel The Cuttlefish, Emelee is not a chosen one. Even the name echoes this fact—cuttlefish are not the most attractive fish in the sea.

Book Trailer!

Fall of 2021 didn’t go as expected. Among other disasters, I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and that was the end of any promotion of my newly published Shepherd’s Derelict.

Laura Kalpakian Interview

Join me in conversation with Laura Kalpakian, author of sixteen novels and four collections of short fiction published in the US and the UK.

The Zoo

In the depths of a Wisconsin winter, Janna and I decided to enter the New York City Midnight Short Story Challenge, and the results of that, THE ZOO, will be published in Spring and All, an anthology of the Red Wheelbarrow Writers.

Death of a Pseudonym

Alas, we (do not) mourn the death of A.G. Bennett, a pseudonym past her due date and beginning to curdle in the fridge.

About Andrea

Andrea Gabriel is an author & illustrator whose work, both for children and adults, is grounded in her love for the natural world. She has illustrated more than ten books for the children's trade market and written several more. Her books have been published by Charlesbridge, Albert Whitman and Co., Dawn Publications, Sasquatch Books, and Arbordale. She has published for the adult market under the name A.G. Bennett. She lives in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, with her family of two and four-footed creatures.

She works as a writing coach with The Narrative Project and with select private clients.

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