My main Author Page:

I figured it was about time to post another revamp about myself more then just my writings now that I’ve had the two sites going now! Wow! How exciting 🙂 Thank you so much for all your support! So here’s a little bio and background about me.

Currently I’m 32 years old, and living in Guleph, Ontario. I was working in the packaging industry, and had gone to school to learn to make boxes, bottles, chip bags, etc, and found it incredibly interesting. Yes, you can actually go to school for that and I am actually known to my friends affectionately still as the “box dork”.

When I’m not taking care of my pets or working, I’m off on an adventure somewhere gathering new inspiration for writing material. My little Matrix has 35,000km on it and counting!

I also love going to many writing workshops and events. Here’s a list of activities I’ve participated in, and I will continue to add to this list as it’s always growing.

  • May 2010-present: Co-Facilitator of Writing group at WomanKind in Hamilton
  • August 20, 2010: Participated in Writing Workshop at the Stephen Leacock Museum in Orillia with Martin Avery
  • September 21, 2010: Speaker at Recovery Fundraiser Breakfast at Liuna Station in Hamilton, 300 people
  • November 14, 2010: Participated in Children’s Writing workshop in Stouffville with Brian Henry
  • February 5, 2011: Participated in Memoir Writing workshop in London with Brian Henry
  • February 2011: Poem Published in local Toronto Newsletter
  • March 17, 2011: Dauntless Den of Debauchery Started!
  • March 25, 2011: Submitted first piece to Magic in the Backyard
  • April 1, 2011: First paycheck for writing! (always an accomplishment!)
  • April 15, 2011: Participated in Women in Networking Breakfast at Microsoft Technologies in Mississauga with Gail MacKay and Cindy Miller
  • May 2, 2011: Participated in weekly writing course in Georgetown with Brian Henry
  • June 18, 2011: Participated in How to Write a Best Seller workshop in Mississauga with Brian Henry and Kelly Armstrong
  • June 20, 2011: Read writing  to class in Georgetown, 20 people
  • October 27-28, 2011: Participated in Algonkian Writer’s Conference in Niagara Falls with Michael Neff, Terry Fallis and Barbara Kyle
  • January 28, 2012: Participated in How to Get Published workshop in Newmarket with Brian Henry and Lynda Simmons
  • February 16, 2012: Audience member at Burlington Poetry Slam
  • March 15, 2012: Participated in Burlington Poetry Slam, 75 people
  • March 27, 2012: Audience member at Mississuaga Poetery Slam with Christian Drake
  • April 2, 2012: Dauntless Den Website revamped
  • April 3, 2012: 1500 views of Website!
  • April 16, 2012: See first hard printed copy of Woman’s Write: Strong and Free for review
  • April 21, 2012: Audience member at Last Poet Standing in Toronto
  • May 15, 2012: Women’s Write: Strong & Free is available for purchase and I buy my first copies of the book I’m published in!
  • May 17, 2012: Participating in open mic @ Burlington Poetry Slam, Lyric Theatre 434 King St W Hamilton! $5
  • May 19, 2012: I’ve already sold all 15 copies of the book I purchased four days ago and will need to purchase more, the response has been overwhelming!
  • May 23, 2012: met Author Heather Grace Stewart, reading with PWAC Authors at the NOW Lounge 189 Church St (one of my Fav Poets!! :D)
  • May 27, 2012: Andrea’s Author Attic website begins
  • May 29, 2012: Participated in Open mic at Mississauga Poetry Slam, Naughty Nads, Mississauga
  • June 1, 2012: Women’s Write books arrive!
  • June 14, 2012: Participated in slam at the Burlington Poetry Slam at Philthy McNasty’s in Burlington at 8pm $5
  • June 21, 2012: Author Interview with Heather Grace Stewart
  • June 26, 2012: Participated in open mic at Mississauga Poetry Slam, Naughty Nads, Mississauga
  • June 26, 2012: Featured in Winter Goose Publishing’s Weekly Roundup for Author Interview with Heather Grace Stewart
  • July 19, 2012: Audience member at Burlington Poetry Slam at Philthy McNasty’s in Burlington at 8pm $5
  • July 21, 2012: How to make Yourself Write workshop at Harrop Restaurant, 345 Steeles Avenue East, Milton from 10am-3:30pm with Brian Henry $47 with friends Justine and Gail from my writing group in Hamilton
  • July 31, 2012: Participated in open mic at Mississauga Poetry Slam at Naughty Nads, Mississauga
  • August 16, 2012: Participating in slam at Burlington Poetry Slam at Philthy McNasty’s in Burlington at 8pm $5
  • August 18, 2012: Midsummer Night’s Dream 4-11 Gage Park Hamilton
  • August 30, 2012: Introduced to Quattro Books, Toronto
  • August 31, 2012: Blue Moon Celebration, It’s a Food Thing, Hamilton
  • September 7, 2012: Participated in slam at St. Catherine’s Poetry Slam at Mathay Cafe, St. Catherines $5
  • September 13, 2012: Breaking into Copywriting, 4 week online course from Writers Digest University
  • September 15, 2012: Revising and Editing workshop at Peel Art Gallery, Brampton $44 10am-4pm with Brian Henry
**This part will be updated shortly**

Let me know if you know of anything exciting we can meet up at. I’d love to come out and go with you! Online gatherings welcome as well 🙂