Andy Anderegg is a fiction writer and editorial consultant. She was born in Texas, got her MFA at the University of Kansas, and lives in Los Angeles. She is a writing partner at 826LA and at the Pen-City Writers creative writing program at the Connally Unit, a maximum-security prison in southern Texas.
NEWS – FICTION & TEACHING
New Pen-City stories published in VICE! This time it’s all memoir. Four pieces from Carlos, Jason, Jose, and AJ on Christmas in prison, annoying people, chitchat, and nearly being killed. • Send books for the Pen-City Writers class library The books on the list are hand-selected by Deb Olin Unferth for students in the first-ever two-year college-level Creative Writing Certificate Program for men incarcerated at the Connally Unit Prison in Texas. (Update: 0 books to go! We got them all in record time — two days!) • VICE: Heartbreaking True Stories from Inside Texas Prisons “These are among the first of many stories to come from Connally’s Pen-City Writers, stories we wrote on hot Texas nights, under a moon we see only through cage wire.” Fiction from Kevin, Jason, and Jose.
NEWS – CONSULTING
The Wall Street Journal: Good News Liberal-Arts Majors: Your Peers Probably Won’t Outearn You Forever I bring tidings of hope in The WSJ. My dad (an engineer) bought 15 copies. I hope he is less stressed by my life choices! • You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education The book spun from the WSJ article by George Anders on not giving up on what you actually want to do, and instead doing it very well. • The Washington Post: Yes, your kid will do something with that philosophy degree after all More hope for people who like hope! • The New York Times: Groupon’s Fate Hinges on Words Coupons are just coupons until they are art. • The Outline: When Groupon Ruled Chicago “For a little while, at least, it was a really special place to be.”