Andrea Brown is the president of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Inc. Founded in New York City in 1981, it was the first literary agency to represent both children's book authors and illustrators. Prior to opening her own firm, Andrea was an editor at Alfred A. Knopf, and worked in the editorial departments of Random House and Dell. In 1990, she moved her literary agency to Northern California. Andrea has published articles and published a chapter about the children's book field in THE PORTABLE WRITER'S CONFERENCE, published by Quill Driver Books. She has been quoted in the New York Post, CNN.com, Yahoo News, Forbes, Good Housekeeping and Reuters News Service.
President of the San Francisco chapter of the Women's National Book Association for four years, she was the National Pannell Award Chair that gives awards to booksellers at the Book Expo Association. Andrea has also had her own cable television show in New York City, An Afternoon with Children's Books, and has appeared on
C-SPAN'S Book Notes, and public television's Authors and Critics.
She is the Executive Director of the Big Sur Writing Workshops for children's books, held annually in December. Andrea has lectured at many writing conferences and colleges such as UCLA, Stanford, and Dominican College. She was also an associate faculty member at the Pacific Northwest MFA program in Whidbey Island.
Andrea is also the author of WRITERS' AND ARTISTS' HIDEOUTS: Great Getaways for Seducing the Muse, the only travel/writer's guide available.
Andrea represents National Book Award winner Neal Shusterman.
RETRO by Jarrod Shusterman and Sofia Lapuente, S&S.
GAME CHANGER by Neal Shusterman to HarperCollins.
ROXY by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman, S&S.
PLANTING A GARDEN IN ROOM 6 by Caroline Arnold, to Charlesbridge.
THINGS I LOVE:
Good wines from California