Officially? Andi Marquette was born in New Mexico and grew up in Colorado. She completed a couple of academic degrees in anthropology and returned to New Mexico, where she decided a doctorate in history was somehow a good idea. She completed it before realizing that maybe she should have joined the circus, or at least a traveling carnival troupe. Oh, well. She fell into editing sometime around 1993 and has been obsessed with words ever since, which may or may not be a good thing. She currently resides in Colorado, where she edits, writes, and cultivates a strange obsession with New Mexico chile.
Unofficially: I’ve been writing most of my life. I wrote my first novel in high school and then followed that with an equally atrocious sequel. I wrote novels and short stories — mostly speculative fiction — until around 1992, when I started writing a contemporary mystery. But the rigors of doctoral work funneled me into nonfiction, and I spent years doing that, until the muses came calling and I started writing fiction again, putting myself in their hands. They’re a demanding lot, but I’m so grateful for their inspiration and for all the fun I’m having on this journey. Thanks for stopping by and sharing a bit of it.
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