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Andrea Kail began pretending to read at a very young age in order to keep up with a much older, much smarter brother. However, once she discovered that the whole reading thing was actually kinda cool, she promptly stole all his "Lord of the Rings" books and has never given them back. Reading quickly led to writing which eventually led to the Dramatic Writing Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Since graduating, Andrea has worked in New York's film and television industry at such networks as HBO, Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central. Currently she's the script coordinator at Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

In 2004 she attended the Odyssey Writing Workshop where she studied fiction writing with World Fantasy Award winning editor Jeanne Cavelos and New York Times bestselling author George RR Martin.

Born and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Andrea still lives in that neighborhood along with two cats and her uber-supportive husband Michael.


"Soft, Like a Rabbit" Fantasy Magazine #6

"The Sun God at Dawn, Rising from a Lotus Blossom" Writers of the Future Volume XXIII


Robert J. Sawyer
"The Sun God at Dawn, Rising from a Lotus Blossom"

I'm a judge for the Writers of the Future contest, and the winners for the fourth quarter of 2006 have just been announced: 1. Andrea Kail from New York, NY 2. Edward Sevcik from Austin, TX 3. John Burridge from Eugene, OR I've only today learned the names of the authors, since we don't see them when we're judging the manuscripts. This quarter had fabulously good stories, but I'll say here right now that Andrea Kail's "The Sun God at Dawn, Rising from a Lotus Blossom" is a total knockout -- this is a Hugo-caliber story, folks. It'll be worth the cost of the anthology (which will be published in August) all by itself.

Tangent Online
"Soft, Like a Rabbit"

Soft like a Rabbit by Andrea Kail tells of Maggie, a young girl who finds that she has the ability to see the threads that make up all living things and to fix flaws in them. But she cant fix everything, as she learns when her cat catches and severely injures a rabbit. And then her mother falls ill. Kail excellently brings to life the thoughts and character of Maggie, imbuing her prose with the very real sense of a young girl. Carefully, she builds up the suspense towards the storys ending, which is both unexpected and emotionally powerful. An excellent piece to finish another commendable issue of Fantasy Magazine.