Suzanne Alyssa Andrew

I’m an author and storyteller based in Vancouver.

I’m an author, journalist, editor and story director. After 18 years in downtown Toronto, I moved back home to BC in 2018.

Fiction

My first novel, Circle of Stones (Dundurn Press) launched in 2015 to positive reviews. I published a notable story, “Evidence”, about a crime that happens at a band’s last show, in Joyland magazine in 2018. My comic book, “All of This” (with illustrator Jonathan Kociuba) launched at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival in May, 2018. I’m also associate editor of the literary magazine Taddle Creek.

Readings and talks

I’m available for literary readings, talks, interviews and events. I’ve performed my work in bookstores, libraries, cafes, bars and at conferences across Canada, including in Toronto, Montreal, Saskatoon, Regina and Vancouver Island. I’ve also given talks to high-school, college and university classes about writing and the writing life.

Journalism

I write about things I care about (usually music, books and art). To date I’ve contributed to The Walrus, NOW magazine, Canadian Art, Canada’s Walk of Fame Magazine, Quill & Quire, Taddle Creek, The Toronto Star, The National Post, Chatelaine, Broken Pencil, She Does the City, OCAD University’s Sketch magazine, the 49th Shelf and Open Book Toronto. View my journalism portfolio.

Other writing

I’ve written for storytelling projects across platforms, including websites, games, interactive documentaries and cross-platform television projects. View my portfolio book.

More about me

I grew up on the west coast (my hometown is Campbell River, B.C. on Vancouver Island). I earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Master’s of Arts in English literature, both from Carleton University. Then I spent many years in Toronto working and immersing myself in the literary and music scenes. In 2018, after longing to return home for as long as I was away, I packed up my office and headed back to be closer to family, lifelong friends and the ocean.

Contact me

Please send your message to suzanne [at] suzanneandrew [dot] com.

Diversions

I play electric bass, I belong to the Toronto Women Writers’ Salon and I’m a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada.

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