About the Author

Don’t you love being asked to describe yourself? Let’s try:

  • I’m Andrea
  • Pacific Northwest native
  • Lover of all things coffee, Norwegian, or genealogy
  • Prefer handwritten letters over any other kind of communication
  • Lived in New Zealand twice: first to study for two semesters at Massey University in Palmerston North, and again post-graduation just to live and travel and see my kiwis again.
  • Graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., U.S.A.
  • Will happily read any poem by Wisława Szymborska
  • Favorite band is NEEDTOBREATHE
  • Favorite book is “To Kill a Mockingbird”
  • English teacher
  • Barista
  • Will take every opportunity to explore the outdoors, especially in New Zealand
  • Have difficulty not bursting into song when the mood strikes
  • Have been known to take a red pen to grammatically incorrect menus and signs.
  • Earned my Master’s in Teaching through Western Governors University.
  • After events in my life starting last September, I consider myself a mental-health activist. In particular, I am a huge proponent of talk therapy and healing through music.

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