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.


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.


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.”



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