News & Events


6.20.17: I have a new story in the summer issue of The Coachella Review. It’s called “Not the L.A. in My Mind,” and it’s the last-to-be-published story from Where You Live. You can read it here.

5.31.17: A new interview (talking about Where You Live, writing, etc.) for Writers on Writing. Listen now!

4.20.17: A nice review of Where You Live from Booklist. Reviewer Courtney Eathorne concludes “this book declares Roe to be a dexterous voice on the subjects of aging, marriage, masculinity, and family loyalty.”

3.21.17: The first review for WHERE YOU LIVE is in — and it’s a starred Kirkus review! The reviewer calls the book an “eloquent evocation of lives at the continent’s edge.” Check out the full review.

7.25.16: Some wonderful news to share: Engine Books will be publishing my short story collection WHERE YOU LIVE in May 2017. These are stories that have appeared in various literary magazines for the past decade, and I’m so pleased that they’ll now be appearing in book form. Victoria Barrett and Engine Books have been publishing an impressive and growing list of books and writers, and I think it’s a great fit for me personally and for my writing.

7.1.16: New essay, “How Reading to My Kids Helped Me Give Better Author Readings,” at the Zyzzyva blog.

3.1.16: Paperback release of The Miracle Girl!

2.29.16: New essay, “My First Short Story Acceptance,” at The Quivering Pen.

2.23.16: Big news: The Miracle Girl has been nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Award (the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction). Awards ceremony on April 9. More info here.

11.14.15: A new short story, “A Matter of Twenty-Four Hours,” is in the new issue of Glimmer Train.

10.30.15: Paperback release date for The Miracle Girl is March 1, 2016!

9.21.15: An interview for Writers on Writing.

5.27.15: Overdue update! Coastal Living Magazine included The Miracle Girl in its summer “Books for the Beach” list; an interview for Kari Moran’s Book Radio Show; a Q&A with the San Diego Union-Tribune; reviews in SD City Beat, Author Exposure, BookBrowse, and the Bookshop Santa Cruz newsletter.

5.3.15: The Miracle Girl got a very nice review in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review. Reviewer Elliott Holt calls the book an “assured debut novel.” Full review here.

4.21.15: Publication day! Thanks for all the support, encouragement, and preorders.

4.3.15: Two recent interviews: one with One Story to promote the upcoming Literary Debutante Ball, and one with Fictionaut for its “Writers on Craft” series.

3.31.15: Three weeks until The Miracle Girl officially makes its way into the world! BookBrowse recently chose it as one its Best Books for Spring 2015.

3.1.15: Booklist published a nice review of The Miracle Girl in its most recent issue, declaring that “Roe’s exploration of the need for belief makes for a strong debut.”

2.2.15: The Miracle Girl gets a starred Kirkus review! “A winning debut novel… Roe’s story feels just right for our desperate and despairing time, when a miracle – any miracle – will do… Lively, pitch-perfect and assured. Readers will be wanting to hear more from this writer.” Read the full review.

12.1.14: Andrew’s essay “Spiritual Envy” and an excerpt from The Miracle Girl are in the spring 2015 edition of The Algonquin Reader.



October 14 – San Francisco, CA
Lit Crawl
Great Jones Street reading
Holy Mountain
680 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
6:30-7:30 p.m.


August 26 – San Diego, CA
San Diego Festival of Books
Fictional Families Panel
Foyer McMillin Event Center
Liberty Station, Point Loma
San Diego, CA
2:10 p.m.

July 20 – San Francisco, CA
The Booksmith
In conversation with Ethel Rohan
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
7:30 p.m.

June 24 – Oceanside, CA
Write On, Oceanside! Literary Fair
Panel: Publish or Perish
Civic Center Library
Oceanside, CA
1 p.m.

June 23 – Oceanside, CA
Write On, Oceanside! Literary Fair
Page to Stage Reading
Studio 219 at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre
Oceanside, CA
7 p.m.

June 8 – Sausalito, CA
Why There Are Words Reading Series
Studio 333
333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito, CA
7 p.m.

May 22 – Pasadena, CA
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
7 p.m.

May 18 – La Jolla, CA
7812 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
7:30 p.m.

May 16 – Corona Del Mar, CA
Pen on Fire Reading Series with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Scape Gallery
2859 East Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA
7 p.m.

May 12 – San Diego, CA
DimeStories (guest hosting)
San Diego Writer’s Ink
Liberty Station/NTC
Barracks 16, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92106
6:30 p.m.


June 25 – Oceanside, CA
Oceanside Public Library/Civic Center Branch
330 N Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
Reading and signing
6 p.m.

June 12 – El Segundo, CA
El Segundo Author Fair
“Expressing Yourself Through Writing” Panel
El Segundo Public Library
111 West Mariposa Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
12:30-1:30 p.m. (signing to follow)
Fair runs from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

June 5 – Escondido, CA
Reading/signing hosted by Poets INC.
Escondido Municipal Gallery
262 E Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA
12:30 p.m.

April 30 – San Diego, CA
West Grove Collective
California Bookstore Day Event
3010 Juniper Street
San Diego, CA
3-6 p.m.

April 9 – Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Awards
USC Campus, Bovard Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA
6:30 p.m.

April 9 – Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
“The Eccentrics” panel, also featuring Martin Pousson and Ranbir Singh Sidhu, and moderated by Rob Spillman
USC Campus
Seeley G. Mudd 124
Los Angeles, CA
12 p.m.

April 3 – Laguna Beach, CA
Laguna Beach Books
200 S Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
4 p.m.

April 1 – Los Angeles, CA
New Short Fiction Series 20th Anniversary Celebration
Also featuring work by Tara Ison, Mary Rechner, and Terry Wolverton
The Love Song Bar
450 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90069
6:30 p.m.

March 31 – Los Angeles, CA
SoCal Magical Realism panel/reading
With Bonnie ZoBell, Ben Loory, Heather Fowler, Daniel Olivas
Gold Salon 4, JW Marriott, 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA
10:30-11:45 a.m.

March 29 – Los Angeles, CA
Book Soup
Algonquin authors reading with Aline Ohanesian and Tim Johnston
8818 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
7 p.m.


November 22 – San Diego, CA
Truth or Fiction: An Interactive Reading Series
San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd.
Jaffe Reading Room, 5th Floor
San Diego, CA
4-5:30 p.m.

October 21 – Los Angeles, CA
LitQuake’s Lit Crawl L.A.
Southern California Dreaming: Squaw Valley Community of Writers
Reading with Aline Ohanesian, Desiree Zamorano, Jody Cohan, Grant Hier, Kristin FitzPatrick
Skynny Kitchen
5166 Lankershim Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
7-7:45 p.m.

October 17 – San Francisco, CA
LitQuake’s Lit Crawl
Derailed: 1 Hour Aboard Glimmer Train
Craftsman and Wolves
746 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
7:15-8:15 p.m.

October 11 – San Rafael, CA
LitQuake San Rafael
Copperfield’s Books
850 4th Street
San Rafael, CA
Reading with Christian Kiefer
6 p.m.

July 9 – Squaw Valley, CA
Squaw Valley Community of Writers
Published Alumni Reading Series
Squaw Valley, CA
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Also featuring Peyton Marshall, Nayomi Munaweera, Aline Ohanesian, and Désirée Zamorano

June 28 – San Francisco, CA
American Library Association (ALA) Conference
First Author, First Book (panel)
Also featuring Scott Sherman, Val Brelinski and Kim van Alkemade; moderated by Barbara Hoffert
Moscone Convention Center
1-2 p.m.

June 7 – Berkeley, CA
Bay Area Book Festival
New Voices, New Stories: Stellar Debuts Not to Be Missed (panel)
Also featuring Jan Ellison, Aline Ohanesian, Marian Palaia, Angela Pneuman; moderated by Bill Petrocelli
The Brower Center — Kinzie Conference Room
2-2:50 p.m.

May 18 – Corte Madera, CA
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
With Aline Ohanesian
7 p.m.

May 17 – Mission Viejo, CA
Books Are Better Shared
Norman Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

May 15 – Brooklyn, NY
One Story Literary Debutante Ball
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
7 p.m.

May 14 – Brooklyn, NY
One Story Literary Debutante Ball Reading at Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
7:30 p.m.

May 12 – San Francisco, CA
The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
7:30 p.m.

May 1 – Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
7:30 p.m.

April 30 – Los Angeles, CA
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
7 p.m.

April 29 – La Jolla, CA
7812 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
7:30 p.m.

April 21
The official release date for The Miracle Girl !

April 19 – Los Angeles, CA
LA Times Festival of Books
Alternate Realities panel (moderated by Jim Ruland and featuring Nathan Larson, Gallagher Lawson, and Andrew Roe)
USC Campus
Andrus Gerontology Center
2 p.m.