Andrea Portes is the bestselling novelist of the critically lauded novel, HICK. The book was her debut novel and was made into a feature film starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Eddie Redmayne, Blake Lively, Alec Baldwin and Juliette Lewis. Andrea Portes was honored to write the screenplay adaptation. Her second novel BURY THIS, came out in February 2014, and examines the 1979 murder of a young woman and its effect on a small town in Michigan. An impressionistic literary thriller about the murder of a young girl in small-town Michigan in 1979. The book has been critically lauded, hailed by the New York TImes as “exquisite.” Andrea’s third novel, ANATOMY OF A MISFIT, marks her first YA fiction. The novel was optioned by Paramount Pictures in a preemptive deal due to a bidding war. Shortly thereafter, Portes sold LIBERTY a YA spy-thriller to HarperCollins. Fox Studios’ Fox 2000 acquired the rights to LIBERTY, to be produced by Wyck Godfrey and TEMPLE HILL.
Andrea’s next novel, THE FALL OF BUTTERFLIES, will be out in Summer 2016, through HarperCollins.
Andrea grew up shuffled around between such disparate locales as Nebraska, Brasilia, Texas, Rio De Janiero, Baltimore, North Dakota, California, Wisconsin and North Carolina. Finally, Andrea was granted relief from this nomadic existence when she was accepted to Bryn Mawr College, where she attended on full scholarship and later graduated cum laude, with a major in English Literature. She then earned her Masters in Fine Arts degree from UC-San Diego.
After her relentless education, Andrea moved to the neighborhood of Echo Park in Los Angeles, where she spent years mostly getting into trouble and living in a world far beyond the ivory tower existence she had led for so long. It was in this period of vague nothingness that Andrea penned her debut novel, in longhand in three notebooks, somewhere amidst the hurly burly of those reprobate days.
Currently, Andrea is writing her fifth novel, CHEAPSKATE CHARLIE, a work of literary fiction, as well as co-writing the film script for ANATOMY OF A MISFIT for Paramount Pictures. She is, also, developing both BURY THIS for film. She lives in Los Angeles and is represented by Jordan Bayer at Original Artists for film and is represented in New York by Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary agency for literature.