... 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 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. Currently, I am working on two children's books and another adult novel and seeing which one decides to pop out first.

When I'm not writing, I edit other people's books; I teach English at Del Valle Middle School; 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.

Thank you for visiting!