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I live and write in Washington, D.C., my favorite city in the world!

My short stories are usually science fiction but sometimes fantasy. The same goes for my novels. I currently volunteer for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. I sometimes review books for the Washington Independent Review of Books. In the past, I’ve blogged for Weightless Books and served as the blogmaster for the Potomac Review Literary Journal. In 2017, I attended Clarion West’s six-week summer workshop. I’ve worked for the National Institutes of Health, NASA, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

What really matters is that I fell in love with The Police’s Zenyatta Mondatta and Frank Herbert’s Dune in the same year. Both feature Sting (sorta). Coincidence? I think not. One thing led to another, and now I believe I will win the lotto. Not the Powerball jackpot or anything like that. Just a million dollars. There’s no arguing with me.

When I sleep, I dream of kittens.

If you want to reach me, please leave a comment below or email me at andrea dot pawley at gmail dot com.


– Andrea

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Erin Bergin Voorheis permalink
    March 12, 2013 10:36 pm

    Hi Andrea- Loved stumbling upon your piece on the Washington Arsenal Explosion–thanks for writing up a great account of the event, with great photos, too. And thanks for referencing my dad’s book!


    • March 12, 2013 10:47 pm

      Ms. Voorheis – Thanks so much for the comment and the contact! I love your Dad’s book, and your dedication to its publication is heartwarming. I meant to email you right after I read the book to tell you how much I like it, but time got away from me. You helped deliver an amazing piece of history to the world. Thank you so much!


  2. January 16, 2013 1:53 pm

    Dear Andrea, I just loved your story in the latest Lady Churchill’s. It was soooooo good. I don’t often write fan letters, but I had to write and tell you that. — Jessy Randall


    • January 16, 2013 5:56 pm

      Awww! You’re so sweet! Thank you for the kind words. I feel so lucky that Lady Churchill’s wanted to publish it. I LOVE Lady Churchill’s!


  3. January 1, 2013 3:24 pm

    I wanted to thank you for being involved in my blog and my life. Friends talk to you from time to time. Real friends read your writing. You’re a real friend.


    • January 1, 2013 3:30 pm

      Oh no. We have to read each other’s writing?!? No way are you going to survive “The Getaway.” : )


      • January 1, 2013 3:33 pm

        No, we don’t have to. We could be “just friends” and not “real friends.” Except I do read your writing and enjoy it. And always have. The goat story remains stuck in my mind in a way that is not, well, not completely disturbing.

        Bring on “The Getaway!”


  4. December 2, 2012 11:07 pm

    Can’t wait to read all the stories!


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