Andi’s Bio

At this moment, my four-month-old son Milo is sound asleep for what I hope will be a long, deep nap.  My dog Meander is snoring next to me on the couch, and the basset hound Mosey has taken over the recliner.  It’s quiet days here on our farm.

Here, I'm 4 . . . in a costume my mom made, my favorite ever.

Here, I’m 4 . . . in a costume my mom made, my favorite ever.

I’m a writer, an editor, and a farmer.  Sometimes more of one of those than the other. My husband Philip, our son Milo, and I live on God’s Whisper Farm at the edge of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

I used to say I wrote most creative nonfiction – and that’s still where my heart and words most feel at peace – but I’ve also written two YA novels and a few books about the writing life, too. Most of my books are self-published, but most recently, I co-authored Plantation Jesus, a book about racism in the Christian church with Skot Welch and Rick Wilson that was published by the wonderful Herald Press.

Additionally, I edit manuscripts for other writers and provide coaching for folks who’d like a little accountability and support in their writing journey. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Literature, and I’ve taught at several colleges and universities all around the country including George Mason University, Cecil College, Stevenson University, Santa Clara University, and Solano College.

During my free moments,  I crochet, cross-stitch, and spend time trying to grow lavender in the humidity of a Virginia summer.

I have a Facebook page where I post lots of pictures of libraries and try to share other writing links, and you can chat with me on Twitter, too, if you’d like. Our farm also has an Instagram page if you’re the visual sort or enjoy goat pictures in with your bookish ones.

That’s me. So if you have more personal questions, think carefully about whether you want to know the answers, and if you still do, write me at [email protected]

Thanks for reading.

Andi Cumbo

Photo by Brittany Jones Photography

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