Andrea J. Buchanan

Before becoming a writer, Andrea J. Buchanan trained as a pianist, making her debut at Carnegie Hall. She earned a Bachelor’s of Music in piano performance from the Boston Conservatory of Music and a Master’s from the San Francisco Conservatory. Her many publications include the award-winning MOTHER SHOCK and international bestselling DARING BOOK FOR GIRLS series, which she co-authored. Buchanan, who co-founded the popular web magazine, has edited several well-received anthologies, including LITERARY MAMA, IT'S A BOY and IT'S A GIRL. In 2012, Open Road Integrated Media published her ground-breaking multimedia young adult e-book, GIFT, replete with music, videos, art, and a Minecraft map based on the world of the book. Buchanan’s memoir, THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING, was shortlisted for the PEN E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Her debut adult novel, FIVE-PART INVENTION, was published by Pegasus Books in July 2022.

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