Andrea Cremer

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Gender Female
Occupation Writer/Historian
Location New York, New York, United States
Introduction Author of YA/Crossover speculative fiction. Represented by Charlie Olsen and Richard Pine (InkWell Management). I'm originally from the Northwoods of Wisconsin (it's not the Midwest, it's the Canadian Shield) but have recently migrated to Manhattan. Before I began writing full time, I was a professor of history, and I spend a lot of time thinking about worlds beyond this one. Worlds of the past, worlds yet to come. The first writing projects I undertook were plays performed for our parents by my little brother and myself in our living room. Sometimes these pieces involved puppets made from brown paper bags. More recent WIPs are speculative fiction, YA, and children's literature.
Interests Writing, reading, history and its construction, speculation, urban fantasy, names, bodies of water, etymology
Favorite Movies Last of the Mohicans, Love With a Proper Stranger, But I'm a Cheerleader, Saved, The Red Violin, The Fog of War, Coraline, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Ghostbusters, Sabrina, The Birds, Aliens, Underworld, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, The Last Unicorn, Legend, Clash of the Titans, Twilight, anything that features the Muppets
Favorite Music Eels, Magnetic Fields, Blur, Weezer, Sparklehorse, Anything mixed by Ulrich Schnauss, M83, Bat for Lashes, Chopin, Faure, Iron and Wine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Psychedelic Furs, Lali Puna, Nuuro, Contriva, The Notwist, Tarwater
Favorite Books Watership Down has long held the place as my favorite novel, writers who've shaped me: Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Kurt Vonnegut, Christopher Moore, Terry Pratchett, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Barbara Kingsolver, Jane Smiley, David Eddings, Cassandra Clare, Melissa Marr, JK Rowling, John Green, David Levithan, Louise Erdich, Sherman Alexie, Maggie Stiefvater