Andi's Writing

The Slaves Have Names: Ancestors of My Home tells the story of the 246 people who were enslaved on the plantation where I was raised. The book is creative nonfiction and, thus, combines history and my imagination to try and create portraits of these amazing people while I also try to be transparent about my experience of doing this research and telling these stories.

You can get a copy at IndieBound, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. Or if you’d like a signed copy, please order on this page, and I”ll gladly sign one for you.  Thanks for your interest.

God’s Whisper Manifesto: The Makings of a Dream sets out my vision for the ten-acre farm I own in the mountains of Virginia.  In this book, I describe the principles I’d like to practice in this place, where we value art and rest and dinner together every night.

You can get a copy at here.

I hope you love it, and I hope you’ll come visit God’s Whisper Farm.


A few of my publications in literary journals and magazines.

“Think Local: It’s Not Just for Food” at Jane Friedman’s blog – February 2014

“Taboo” at Jennifer Pastiloff’s Manifestation – January 2014

“Martin Luther King’s Way” for Perspectives on KQED Radio San Francisco

“Warriors, Women Are” in PRISM Magazine

A review of The Watchmen in PIF Magazine

“The Comedian Is a “Man” Gender Performance in the Comedy of Dave Chappelle” in The Comedy of Dave Chappelle by K.A. Wisniewski 

“Shaving My Mother’s Head” in South Loop Review

“Working Wood” in Santa Monica Review