Andrea Stewart

Andrea G. Stewart is the daughter of immigrants, and was raised in a number of places across the United States. Her parents always emphasized science and education, so she spent her childhood immersed in Star Trek and odd-smelling library books. When her (admittedly ambitious) dreams of becoming a dragon slayer didn’t pan out, she instead turned to writing fiction. Her short stories can be found in such venues as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Galaxy’s Edge, and others. Her debut epic fantasy novel, The Bone Shard Daughter, was a finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel, the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel, the Goodreads Choice Award for Fantasy and Debut Novel, and the BookNest Award for Best Traditionally Published Novel. She now lives in sunny California, and in addition to writing, can be found herding cats, looking at birds, and falling down research rabbit holes.

She is represented by Juliet Mushens of Caskie Mushens.


Finding your Character’s Voice through the World around Them

Saturday, February 12th | 1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

We all see the world differently–influenced by our beliefs, our pasts, our desires and dreams. In a fantasy or sci-fi setting, the way your characters see the world can not only help define them, but also bring your reader deeper into the world you’ve built. In this workshop, we will go through written examples, examine the techniques you can use to differentiate your characters’ world views, and review common pitfalls. This will include a hands-on exercise where we collaboratively build a rudimentary setting and then explore how differently two characters might see it.