About Andrea Portes:
Andrea Portes is a bestselling American novelist. Her novels include: Hick, Bury This and Anatomy of a Misfit. Portes was born in rural Nebraska, but spent her early years traveling from place to place, living in Illinois, Texas, North Dakota, North Carolina, and even Brazil. Portes went to Lincoln Southeast High School in Lincoln, Nebraska. Portes then attended Bryn Mawr College on a scholarship. She is a graduate of the Class of 1993. She then received her MFA from University of California, San Diego. After graduation, Portes moved to the neighborhood of Echo Park in Los Angeles.
I do what he says and I close my eyes and open my mouth and the next thing I know he's got his twenty-eight-year-old tongue in my thirteen-year-old mouth and all I can think is that I don't think the hero is supposed to be doing this.Andrea Portes
But somewhere in America, between the freeways and the Food-4-Less, between the filling stations and the 5-o-'clock news, behind the blue blinking light coming off the TV, there is a space, an empty space, between us, around us, inside us, that inevi...Andrea Portes
Whenever I feel like this, I am gentle with myself, pretend like I'm someone else, someone good. I walk on eggshells around myself, like I'm some fragile piece of porcelain you have to place quietly, deliberately back on the shelf.Andrea Portes
Okay, listen, I don't know what dumb lines you are used to giving girls so they fall all over you but I just want you to know that I wasn't born yesterday so I am gonna go now and leave you to whatever dumb idiot girl is gonna buy that line.Andrea Portes
You get one chance. You get to do this thing one time and you don’t even know when it goes from swirling forward and around and around in circles to just a plain cold stop and nothing more. Can you believe it? All this time I’ve spent weighing th...Andrea Portes