... Be secret. Child, be strange, dark, impure and dissonant.David Rudkin, Penda's Fen
My name is Andrea Eames, and I write books and poetry and try to let the wildly creative part of my mind stay in the driving seat without letting it steer all the sensible parts off a cliff. I have had two adult novels published so far (The Cry of the Go-Away Bird and The White Shadow, which was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas prize) both set in my homeland of Zimbabwe — you can buy them online through the links listed on the Shop page. I also write poetry. My first collection, The Making of Stones, was released in February 2016, and the second, New Monsters, was released in March 2017. My children's book, Rennies, the first in a series about the lives of kids who live and work full-time in the Renaissance Faire, came out in early 2018, and my YA novella, Heartbreak, will be released next month. Currently, I am working on two other YA books and Rennies: Book Two, and seeing which one decides to pop out first.
When I'm not writing, I teach English; I work as a fairy at Sherwood Forest Faire and dress as various characters to appear at events and children's parties; and I paint. Occasionally, I am a unicorn.
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