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About Andrea Portes

 

Andrea Portes is a bestselling American novelist. 

Her novels include: HICK, BURY THIS and ANATOMY OF A MISFIT and THE FALL OF BUTTERFLIES. Portes is also the author of the upcoming LIBERTY book series and the upcoming HENRY & EVA AND THE CASTLE ON THE CLIFF book series. 

Portes was raised in rural Nebraska, outside of Lincoln. She later attended Bryn Mawr College on full scholarship. She then received her MFA from University of California, San Diego. After graduation, Portes moved to the neighborhood of Echo Park in Los Angeles.

In 2007, Portes published her debut novel HICK which was an instant best seller. After the book's huge success, the movie adaptation of HICK went into production in 2011. The film, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Alec Baldwin, Eddie Redmayne, Juliette Lewis and Blake Lively  premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011.

Portes's second novel, BURY THIS, was published in January 2014 by Counterpoint Press's imprint Soft Skull Press to critical acclaim.

In 2012, she wrote SUPER RAD, a sci fi series for DARK MATTER COMICS.

Portes' third novel, ANATOMY OF A MISFIT, was published in September 2014 by HarperCollins. In July 2014, the book was optioned in a pre-emptive deal by Paramount Pictures, with Allison Shearmur(THE HUNGER GAMES,CINDERELLA) producing.

In Winter 2015, Portes spy thriller series, LIBERTY, was bought in a three-book deal by HarperCollins.Twentieth Century Fox - Fox 2000 acquired the rights to LIBERTY and will be producing the series with Wyck Godfrey(TWILIGHT, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS).

Her fourth book, THE FALL OF BUTTERFLIES, will be out in May 2016, published by HarperCollins

Portes also chose HarperCollins to publish HENRY & EVA & THE CASTLE ON THE CLIFF, the first in a middle reader series of HENRY & EVA books. The second in the installment entitled, HENRY AND EVA AND THE FAMOUS PEOPLE GHOSTS.

She is currently working on THEY WERE LIKE WOLVES, a work of literary fiction.