Andrea McKenzie Raine

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Andrea McKenzie Raine

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Andrea McKenzie Raine was born in Smithers, BC and grew up in Victoria, BC where she still resides. She was enrolled in the Creative Writing program and earned a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Victoria in 2000, and completed a post-degree Public Relations certificate program. She has attended the successful Planet Earth Poetry reading series (formerly known as Mocambopo) in Victoria, BC since 1997, and participated in the Glenairley writing retreats led by Canadian poet and novelist Patrick Lane in Sooke, BC. In 2005, she published her first book of poetry, titled A Mother’s String, through Ekstasis Editions. Her poetry has also appeared in Mocambo Nights, Canadian Literature journal, Quills, Borderlines anthology (Ascent Aspirations magazine), Tempus anthology (Rubicon Press), Poems from Planet Earth (Leaf Press), Tongues of Fire anthology, and several Glenairley chapbooks edited by Patrick Lane (Leaf Press). She has also written book reviews and articles for local magazines, celebrating the work of her peers. Andrea lives with her husband and two young sons and, by day, is employed as a correspondence writer for the provincial government. She published her debut novel, Turnstiles, and a prequel novel, A Crowded Heart, through Inkwater Press.


Book launch for my novel Turnstiles


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Books 9
Member Since Jun 2015
Profession Writer
Country Canada
Born 19 July, 1975
Genre Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Poetry

Andrea McKenzie Raine Books

Turnstiles Turnstiles Amazon View Detail
A Crowded Heart A Crowded Heart Amazon View Detail
Impetus: Ghazals Impetus: Ghazals Amazon View Detail
Waiting: Ghazals Waiting: Ghazals Amazon View Detail
Spectrums & Apertures: Poems Spectrums & Apertures: Poems Amazon View Detail
Sorry I Had To:  A Short Story Sorry I Had To: A Short Story Amazon View Detail
A Mother's String A Mother's String Amazon View Detail
Outcast: A Short Story Outcast: A Short Story Amazon View Detail
Spectrums & Apertures Spectrums & Apertures Amazon View Detail


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