Andrea Barton

Andrea Barton - Bio

Andrea runs Brightside Story Studio and writes The Winding Narrative Blog. An electrical engineer turned career consultant, Andrea spent 12 years enjoying the exhilaration and dislocation of life as an expat spouse. With her husband and two sons, she lived in Nigeria, USA and Qatar before repatriating to Australia. Along the way, she developed a passion for ballroom and Latin dance, helped to build a school, got stuck in the sand (in a 4WD) in both the Doha and Australian deserts (not at the same time), and had a hallucinogenic experience in Peru.

Her competition history includes a longlist in the 2023 Mansfield Readers & Writers Short Story Competition and the 2021 Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development Prize, two shortlists in AWC’s Furious Fiction and three wins in Writers Victoria’s Flash Fiction. She has short stories in many publications.

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