Andrea Marcusa's literary fiction and essays have appeared in River Styx, Ontario Review, New South, Star 82 and Steam Ticket and others. She's received recognition for her writing in a range of competitions, including The Ontario Review, Antigonish Review and Ruminate Magazines (fiction) and New Letters (essay.) In 2016, 2015 and 2014, she was nominated for Pushcart Prizes.
The settings for her stories and essays crisscross the globe - a tiny Island in the Mediterranean, the Northern California coastline, New York City's Carnegie Hill, the Jersey Shore and a 747 airplane.
In addition to her writing, Andrea teaches memoir workshops in New York City. She's dedicated to helping writers find their voices to capture significant personal and historical events in their lives and to bring them to life.
Andrea began her career as a writer for Glamour and Mademoiselle magazines where, fresh out of college, she received her first national byline for a personal essay chronicling the ups and downs of a long distance romance. She's written about falling in love, marriage, motherhood, siblings, parents, and learning to drive a pickup truck. Her work has appeared in national newspapers including The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor as well as Glamour and Mademoiselle magazines.