IMG_2631A native of northern California, where her parents were public-school teachers, Andria Williams attended UC-Berkeley (B.A. English) and the University of Minnesota (M.F.A. – Creative Writing).

She and her husband, an active-duty naval officer, have three children ages 14, 12, and 8. They have been stationed most recently in Virginia, Illinois, California, and Colorado.

Andria is an editor for Wrath-Bearing Tree literary journal. She also runs the Military Spouse Book Review blog, which promotes the writing of women veterans and military spouses and publishes book reviews and essays. THE LONGEST NIGHT is her first novel.

Follow on Instagram: its_me_andria
Twitter: @andria816


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  1. Andria,

    I am so thrilled for you. I don’t know how I missed this announcement about your debut novel, The Longest Night.
    I’m looking forward to reading it and sharing with others!!!

    Keep smiling,


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  3. Loved this book-being a Military Brat I know the drill-
    also, my daughter just finished school in Pocatello Idaho, which is close to the reactor-have seen the signs for it in Idaho Falls-
    Loved your writing style and cannot wait for your next book

    • Thank you, Angie! I absolutely love responses like this. I often wonder how being a military brat will play out for my own kids– if they will like it — because I grew up in the same hometown for 18 years. I hope the experience is a good one for them!

      Thank you so much for reading and then taking the extra step to let me know that you enjoyed my book!

  4. Hi Andria, I recently finished The Longest Night and I enjoyed it so much. The characters are so vivid that it was like spending time with old friends. I couldn’t wait to read more each evening, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you write next. 🙂

    I’m writing a blog review of your book, to be published next week. And I wanted to ask: is it okay if I include your author photo (the one on this page) in the post?

  5. I just finished The Longest Night. I loved it. I’m looking forward to your next book. Interesting history of the early nuclear program, fully developed characters, engaging story. I was sorry to turn the last page.

  6. Andria – I am a producer in LA and I would like to speak with your agent about the film and TV rights to your book.
    thank you,

  7. I loved your novel! I am in two book clubs and read approx 4-5 books a month. Congrats on your first novel…I think it’s a page turner and I can easily see it being made into a movie. I too am a native of California and now live in NC. I will spread the word to all my friends to be sure and put this at the top of their reading lists! Kudos!

  8. I just finished reading your novel, The Longest Night for an upcoming book club meeting. Our club has been reading and discussing historical fiction together for over 6 years. We have read some great books, however you are the first author that has compelled me into correspondence!

    I so loved this book. The character development was amazing. I could identify with each of them. They were all lovable and flawed at the same time. Their internal struggles were naturally uncomfortable and at the same time you gave them such a validation. Your description of the setting was very crisp and clear that I felt as if I lived in Idaho Falls with them.

    From the first page to the last, I was completely absorbed. Thank you for having the courage and motivation that it must take to write such a thorough book. I look forward to reading more of your books in the future.

  9. Dear Ms. Williams,
    Congratulations on writing not only a fabulous story, but the summary on the inside jacket that nudged me buy it. Reading your book was a balancing act. On one hand, I kept reading to absorb the photographic qualities of your scenes and characters. Each page turn was like a photo album. On the other hand, I would stop reading and leave it, knowing there is not yet another novel of yours to jump into. I truly enjoyed every page and look forward to more of your writing.

    • Thank you for taking the time to contact me — and for this thoughtful note! I love hearing that you enjoyed the book and I’m so happy to hear that the scenes and characters were “photographic” for you.

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