Andrea Layne Black


author Andrea Layne Black


Andrea Layne Black's LGBQT novella tells the story of Jack Wilson, a young man mourning his beloved dog, on the eve of his 17th birthday and the six-year anniversary of the tragic death of his parents, as he struggles with friends, family, sexuality, and his troubled feelings in the small coastal community of Old Riverdam.

Andrea Layne Black lives and works in the Territory of the Tla'amin Nation, qathet Regional District, on the west coast of Canada.

ALB writes/performs poetry, having won seven slams; acted with Theatrextra Summer Rep for two seasons and with Penniless Theatre Company for four Vancouver Fringe Festivals; did a bit of film/TV (Da Vinci's Inquest); did stand-up comedy/performance storytelling; most recently, played Paula Linez, a tough-as-nails newspaper reporter, in the soon-to-be-released jehjeh Media audio drama, MINE.

ALB is self-employed as a court transcriber, and spends her free time writing, reading, and hanging out with her new dog, Pinky, a two-year-old rescue white shepherd cross.