Andrea MacPherson’s fiction and poetry have been widely published in Canadian and international magazines. She teaches creative writing at select BC colleges and universities, and her first novel, When She Was Electric, was published in 2003. Her grandmother grew up in Dundee across the street from the Bowbridge Works jute mill, where her own mother worked. MacPherson lives in Cloverdale, British Columbia.
"A compelling and important story of First Word War Scotland, a time when women redefined the word hope as the world was losing its innocence. Andrea MacPherson writes beautifully, balancing the lives of her characters between history and the poetry of gesture, secrets and love."
– Ami McKay, author of The Birth House