About the Author

 

Originally from Chicago and now a resident of Vancouver Island, Canada, Andromeda Romano-Lax worked as a freelance journalist and travel writer before turning to fiction. Her first novel, The Spanish Bow, was translated into eleven languages and was chosen as a New York Times Editors’ Choice, BookSense pick, and one of Library Journal’s Best Books of the Year. Her second novel, The Detour, was internationally published in 2012 and her third novel, Behave, was published in 2016. Her fourth novel, Plum Rains (Soho Press, June 2018), drew inspiration from her family's experience living in rural Taiwan.

Among Andromeda's nonfiction works are a dozen travel and natural history guidebooks to the public lands of Alaska, from Denali National Park to the Tongass National Forest, as well as a travel narrative, Searching for Steinbeck’s Sea of Cortez: A Makeshift Expedition Along Baja’s Desert Coast, which was an Audubon Editor’s Choice.  As a freelance writer, she has been published in a wide range of magazines and newspapers, from Seventeen to Steinbeck Studies. She is co-editor of an anthology, Travelers’ Tales Alaska, and her own work has appeared in travel anthologies. She is a recipient of awards and fellowships from the Alaska Council on the Arts, the Marine Biological Laboratory, the National Association for Interpretation, the Alaska Press Club, and the Rasmuson Foundation, which named her an Artist Fellow in 2009. She has also been a member of the Alaska Pilot Project, writing spec tv scripts.

Andromeda co-founded and continues to teach for 49 Writers, a nonprofit organization. She has also taught fiction in the University of Alaska Anchorage low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program and as a freelance book coach. Off the page, Andromeda loves running, sea kayaking, classical cello, learning languages, travel, and cooking.

She currently lives with her family in Ladysmith, British Columbia.

To contact Andromeda, email her at aromanolax@gmail.com.

To learn more about Andromeda's book coaching, click here.

To read a sampling of Andromeda's blogposts on writing, click here.

To read more off-site interviews with Andromeda, click here.

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