andrea c neil
Andrea at the old train station in Guthrie, OK


I’m Andrea, and I write stuff. I’m also a fiction editor, yoga teacher, and professional introvert. I balance all this with the help of chocolate, peanut butter straight out of the jar, and plenty of irony. Not to be mistaken for ironing. I don’t do any of that.

A long time ago, I grew up in Southern California but now call Tulsa, Oklahoma home, where I live with my partner and a million houseplants. Favorite pastimes include starting knitting projects, making vegetable soup, and lamenting the existential qualities of housework.

Other items of interest (in handy bullet-point summation)

  • May have an unusually large yarn stash
  • Blank journal addict (who can stop at just one?)
  • Loved to play with receipt books as a child (duplicate good, triplicate EXCELLENT)
  • Still loves Old Skool Vans
  • Everyone thinks she is super relaxed BUT SHE IS NOT

My Beverley Green Adventures series might be best described as “GenX Chick Cozy Lit Comedy Adventure.” But until Barnes & Noble creates a category for that, just know these books are filled with laughter, lightheartedness, and yes, plenty of irony. The books follow late-bloomer Beverley as she navigates new territories in her mid-40s: a new town, a new career and a newfound appreciation of nice guys.

Days Are Beautiful and No Surprises are collections of 100, 100-word stories written in 2020 and 2022, respectively. Each collection is a thoughtful journal of sorts, as well as a tasty amuse bouche of storytelling.

Fun fact: I’m the niece of Eleanor and Francis Coppola! And I’m especially thankful for their inspiration and encouragement. But please don’t tell them I’ve never seen The Godfather.

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