Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Andrea J. Buchanan
Founding Editor

Andrea J. Buchanan is a writer living in Philadelphia. In addition to her latest book, The Double-Daring Book For Girls (HarperCollins), she is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Daring Book For Girls, The Pocket Daring Book For Girls: Things To Do, and The Pocket Daring Book For Girls: Wisdom and Wonder along with Miriam Peskowitz. She is also the author of Mother Shock: Loving Every (Other) Minute of It (Seal Press) and the editor of three anthologies: It’s a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons; Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined; and It’s a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters (all from Seal Press). Before becoming a writer, Andi was a classical pianist; she studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where she earned her bachelor of music degree, and continued her graduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory, earning a master’s degree in piano performance. Her last recital was at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. She is the mother of a daughter and a son, both of whom are equally daring.


Books by Andrea J. Buchanan

Date Title Section
Apr 24, 2006 Learning to Write Mother Shock
Nov 6, 2005 It’s a Boy Mother Shock
Jul 21, 2005 The Third Baby Mother Shock
May 20, 2005 False Alarm Mother Shock
Jan 30, 2005 Happy-happy Mother Shock
Oct 11, 2004 Misconceptions Mother Shock
Aug 15, 2004 The New Bed Mother Shock
Jun 21, 2004 Empathy Mother Shock
Apr 26, 2004 The Piano Tuner Mother Shock
Mar 1, 2004 Pillow Talk Mother Shock
Jan 9, 2004 Spotty and the Great Beyond Mother Shock
Oct 27, 2003 Mother Shock Mother Shock
Blog Entries
Date Title Section
Mar 20, 2006 Readings, Appearances, and Other Events Blog
Feb 10, 2006 LM Blog tour: Blog posts and more questions answered Blog
Feb 8, 2006 LM Blog Book Tour: More reader questions answered Blog
Feb 6, 2006 LM Blog Tour: Questions answered! Blog
Feb 3, 2006 Literary Mama Blog Book Tour: Blogger in the Spotlight Blog
Jan 19, 2006 Andi writes about the LM Deisel Reading Blog
Nov 25, 2005 The Doctor is In: more from Dr.Sue Blog
Nov 2, 2005 It’s a Boy – the blog book tour Blog
Nov 2, 2005 Read Martha’s blog. Right now. Blog
Oct 14, 2005 “This is new territory. I am an explorer.” Blog
Oct 14, 2005 New content Blog
Oct 7, 2005 Mother Talk Follow-Up Blog
Sep 27, 2005 Opting Out — Again? Blog
Sep 27, 2005 Mother Talk: Philadelphia Blog
Sep 15, 2005 Judgment call Blog
Sep 13, 2005 An interview with Barbara Katz Rothman Blog
Aug 24, 2005 Alpha Mom Blog
Aug 24, 2005 Words fail me… Blog
Jul 22, 2005 Interview with Brain,Child editors Blog
Jul 21, 2005 New Columns Blog
Jul 17, 2005 Passing Judgment Blog
Jul 15, 2005 Reading List: What do LM editors like to read? Blog
Jul 15, 2005 Alli, revisited Blog
Jun 13, 2005 Profile: Marrit Ingman Blog
May 27, 2005 Mother Talk Report Blog
May 27, 2005 Meet the Author Blog
May 23, 2005 A conversation with Miriam Peskowitz Blog
May 4, 2005 Mamapalooza Blog
Apr 27, 2005 Mother Talk and Word of Mouth Blog
Apr 18, 2005 New stuff Blog
Apr 13, 2005 Amazonia Blog
Apr 7, 2005 Our new blogger officially a Literary Mama Blog