Thanks so much for coming to visit!

I’m Andrea Rinard, a former high school English teacher who is currently working on an MFA in creative writing at the University of South Florida in my native home of Tampa, Florida where I live¬†with my three young adult kids and my high school Prom date.

It’s with great pride and excitement that I share that my YA manuscript, Afterworld, won the 2020 Key West Literary Seminar’s Marianne Russo Award for a work in progress by an emerging author. I’ve since completed it, and I hope to be able to share it with you soon!

You can link to my published short stories, poetry, and book reviews, and I also have a collection of pieces inspired by my work as a teacher that I’ve published on Medium.

If you’d like to contact me, please use the “Want to Get in Touch?” page, and you can follow me on Twitter @aprinard

Photo Credit – Earl Speid