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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 volunteer for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association. I also review 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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