Official Website of Andréa Fekete
poet & author of the book
Waters Run Wild: a novel of the WV Coal Mine Wars
IN THE PRESS
"Waters Run Wild pays homage to great southern works such as Their Eyes Were Watching God. [...] Here’s one to rival the classics of Appalachian literature."
The Devil's Trill
"Andrea Fekete has one of the sharpest ears and most deft hands at re-creating Appalachian dialect I have ever seen."
author of Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley
"Waters Run Wild is beautifully written. The prose here sings with a poet's careful touch. Though the topics are as blunt as a baseball bat to the skull, the language never suggests such force. In fact, the narrative's nature, a predominantly woman's tale, seems to welcome Fekete's gentle hand."
American Book Review
Andréa Fekete's literary novel of the historical coal mine wars, Waters Run Wild, (2018) explores women's & immigrant life in the coal camps of West Virginia. She has one poetry chapbook, I Held a Morning (2012). Her poetry & fiction appear in many journals & anthologies such as Chiron Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Kentucky Review, The Montucky Review, The Smithville Journal, The Adirondack Review, ABZ, and in anthologies such as Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction & Poetry from West Virginia, among others. She & Lara Lillibridge co-curated Feminine Rising: Voices of Power & Invisibility (2019) a collection of poetry & essays from 70 award-winning & emerging women writers in 12 nations & every corner of the US. This year, the book took the Silver in Foreword's Indie Book Award of the Year in Women's Studies. An excerpt from her newest unpublished novel Native Trees was a finalist in Still: The Journal's 2019 Fiction contest. In 2016, she was awarded a Fellowship from the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for the Arts to take residency at the internationally renowned Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She taught college English & writing for almost 15 years at multiple universities in West Virginia, Kentucky & Ohio where she was student-nominated for teaching excellence awards.
She is founder & CEO of Guest Room Press. In addition overseeing operations, she serves as manuscript consultant for adult commercial & literary fiction, offers private writing instruction, public speaking lessons, & motivational coaching. Her newest chapbook, Dear Lovely will be released September, 2020.
Photo Credit: Rafaél Barker Photography 2019