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Andrea Portes

Biography

Andrea Portes

Andrea Portes grew up in rural Nebraska, later shuffling between Illinois, Texas, Brazil, North Dakota and North Carolina before attending Bryn Mawr College. She received her MFA from UC San Diego and became a script reader for Paramount Pictures. She now lives in Los Angeles and is a nightlife columnist for several websites. HICK is her first novel.

Andrea Portes

Books by Andrea Portes

by Andrea Portes - Adventure, Family Life, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

What is a hero? Paige Nolan knows. Edward Raynes, the young man who exposed America’s unconstitutional spying techniques, is a hero. Or Paige's parents, journalists who were captured by terrorists while telling stories of the endangered and oppressed. Paige is approached by Madden Carter, an undercover operative who gives her a mission --- fly to Russia, find Raynes and discover what other government secrets he’s stockpiled. In exchange, he’ll reopen the case on her missing parents.

by Andrea Portes - Friendship, Social Issues, Youth Fiction

Willa Parker, 646th and least-popular resident of What Cheer, Iowa, is headed east to start a new life. It’s her famous genius mother’s idea to send her to ultra-expensive, ultra-exclusive Pembroke Prep, and Willa has no intention of fitting in. But when she meets peculiar, glittering Remy Taft, the richest, most mysterious girl on campus, she starts to see a foothold in this foreign world --- a place where she could maybe, possibly, sort of fit in. When Willa looks at Remy, she sees a girl who has everything. But for Remy, having everything comes at a price.

by Andrea Portes - Young Adult 12+

Outside, Anika Dragomir is all lip gloss and blond hair --- the third most popular girl in school. Inside, she's a freak. A mix of dark thoughts, diabolical plots, and, if local chatter is to be believed, vampire DNA. After all, her father is from Romania. Everyone else in Nebraska is about as American as an apple pie . . . wrapped in a flag . . . on the Fourth of July. Spider stew. That's what Anika is made of. But she keeps it under wraps to maintain her social position. One step out of line and Becky Vilhauser, first most popular girl in school, will make her life a living hell.