Since retiring from the practice of law, Andrea White has published four books of historical fiction. Written for middle school students, Surviving Antarctica tells the story of the Robert Scott expedition to the South Pole; Window Boy weaves the extraordinary life of Winston Churchill into a 1950’s setting; and Radiant Girl focuses on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In 2006, Surviving Antarctica was selected for the Bluebonnet list, and the Texas State Reading Association awarded Andrea the Golden Spur award for the best book by a Texas author. Her second novel, Window Boy, was translated into Chinese with a forward written by NBA star, Yao Ming.
Most recently, she published Windows on the World, the first book in the Upcity Chronicles trilogy, about a young girl who time travels back to the Twin Towers. In 2012, Windows won the Spirit of Texas award, established by the Texas Library Association for middle school fiction.
Collaborating with a variety of partners, she has written and donated many books to Houston charities including: Snuggles for Houston Children’s Charities, Fountain for Discovery Green, and The Very Long Life of Alice’s Playhouse; A Survivor’s Story for Heritage Society. Her young adult books are available on Amazon.com.
Married for twenty-six years, Andrea and her husband, Bill, formerly mayor of Houston, have three grown kids.