Biography for Hope Andersen
Hope Andersen wrote her first novel at the age of 60. The Book Sisters, her debut novel, was influenced by Lesley Frost's children's book Really, Not Really, in which reality and fantasy meet. In her early career, she published both short fiction and poetry. She was awarded the Wellesley College Playwriting Award for her one-act play Room, which was produced at the Lyric Stage, in Boston. She has worked intermittently over the years as a newspaper critic, a ghostwriter, an editor, a teacher, and a screenwriter. A native New Englander, who loves the mountains of Vermont and the beaches of Cape Cod, she now lives in North Carolina with her husband Thom. They have three grown children, two dogs, one cat, and a fish. She is currently at work on a book of poetry, while seeking representation for her two other novels.