Andrea Stewart is the Sunday Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Drowning Empire trilogy (The Bone Shard Daughter, The Bone Shard Emperor and The Bone Shard War). A second trilogy, The Gods Below, is under contract. The Bone Shard Daughter was her debut and was the finalist for numerous awards, including the Goodreads Choice Award and the British Fantasy Award. It garnered praise from authors such as Sarah J. Maas, Alix E. Harrow, Hafsah Faizal and Kevin Hearne.
While her current books are epic fantasy, she also has experience writing contemporary fantasy and science fiction, with short stories published in a variety of magazines and anthologies.
Andrea’s writing explores themes of power, identity, and the cost of ambition, and she is known for her complex and flawed characters. She works hard to make her writing emotionally resonant and immersive, drawing readers into her vividly imagined worlds and keeping them hooked until the very end.
Andrea lives with her family in California. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading, painting, birdwatching, and falling down research rabbit holes. She very much enjoys mentoring newer writers, assisting them in tightening up their stories and helping them navigate the route to traditional publishing. If you’re writing speculative fiction, particularly character-focused epic fantasy set in vast, complex worlds, Andrea would be a fantastic coach for you.