Andie Andrews is a passionate equestrian, certified equine massage therapist, screenwriter, cowgirl poet, hagiographer, and novelist. She moved from suburbia to a small hobby farm in New Jersey so that Hook, her beloved horse and muse for the novel, Ephemeral, could live with her happily ever after. She has since moved a little farther afield to Middle Tennesee, where she homesteads with her tractor-happy husband, Ed, fifteen quirky hens and one amazing roo, her flying chestnut horse (Hot Sonny Dee, a.k.a. "Hook"), a big, beautiful, bay mare ("Indy") who is in foal (due April 2021), and a gregarious Golden Retriever/farm-dog-in-training.
She's the author of an award-winning historical romance, The Legacy of Ruby Sanchez, (FaithWords Finalist, American Christian Fiction Writers). She has also had her work published in the American Kennel Club’s AKC Gazette, and blogs about her life with horses (Christian Cowgirl Poetry, achived here, and occasionally at www.wildnpreciouslife.com).
Other novels include Saints in the City, a 2009 triple finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards® competition (Romance, Religious Fiction, and Social Change), and a screenplay by the same name which was a quarter-finalist in the 2012 International Page Awards. Her most recent screenplay, Spring Fling, was a 2018 Nashville Film Festival semi-finalist and also won a Winnie Award at the 2019 EQUUS International Film & Arts Festival held in Lexington, KY. Her most recent novel, Ephemeral, also won a 2019 Winnie Award in the Western Fiction category and has repeatedly reached Amazon #1 Best-Seller status (Horse Riding).
Her newest book, A Farmer's Almanac of Saints: Patrons, Prayers & Promises for Every Season, will be published by St. Benedict Press/TAN Books in late 2022, and the sequel to Ephemeral (as promised, sorry for the wait!) will be available in December 2020.
Andie is grateful for your readership and welcomes your honest reviews. Please consider posting a review wherever her books are sold.
Ok, y'all...that's the official version of About Me. What I really want to say is that I feel so blessed to be able to share my stories, poems, prayers, and reflections with you as friends and readers. I've been writing fiction and poetry since I could hold a pencil and that image above, of a notebook and crumpled paper, pretty much sums up my writing life. I keep writing because I keep breathing. No sooner do I vow to be done with this crazy business than a fleeting thought, a spark of plot, a string of words, floats across my stream of consciousness and before you know it, I'm all in. Again. The quote on the home page, "fill your paper with the breathings of your heart," applies to all of us. We all have a story (or many) to tell and I encourage you to share yours in any way that is meaningful to you: on paper, in a blog/vlog, in a song, with friends over dinner, through social media, or in a private conversation with God. Your story matters. Thanks so much for reading mine.