Andrew Bourelle is the author of the novel Heavy Metal. His short stories have been published widely in literary magazines and fiction anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories. 


Bourelle is a former journalist and currently works as an assistant professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife and children.


Andrew's first novel, a coming-of-age story titled Heavy Metal, was published in February 2017 by Autumn House Press.


Andrew recently collaborated with James Patterson on a short thriller called The Pretender. Part of Patterson’s BookShots line, the novella can be found in the collection Triple Threat here and here.


Andrew recently collaborated with his brother, artist Edward Bourelle, on a short comic titled "My Mermaid," which was published in The Florida Review

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Selected Publications




“Y is for Yangchuan Lizard," D is for Dinosaur edited by Rhonda Parrish

“Pumpkin” (poem), Undead: A Poetry Anthology of Ghouls, Ghosts, and More edited by Bianca Lynne Spriggs and Katerina Stoykova-Klemer (forthcoming)




"Little Healers," Swords & Steam Short Stories

“Relativity,” It’s About Time edited by Kathy Giorgio

“This Book Is the Property Of,” Polterguests edited by Jane Andrews

"My Mermaid" (comic illustrated by Edward Bourelle), The Florida Review, 40.2



“La Isla De Las Muñecas,” Isthmus 3

“Event Horizon,” Crossing Lines edited by Rayne Debski

“Cowboy Justice” (reprint), The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 edited by James Patterson

“Winter Crossing” (comic illustrated by Edward Bourelle), Stoneboat 16.1




“Devil’s Paintbrush,” Kestrel 33

“Death Sentence,” Weave 11

“Cowboy Justice,” Law and Disorder: Stories of Conflict and Crime edited by Amy Locklin 

“Inferno,” Whitefish Review 15

“Blood Falls,” Prime Number Magazine 47

“Comic Book Brothers: A Collaborative Literacy Narrative” (comic illustrated by Edward Bourelle), Writing on the Edge 25.1



“Xerxes,” Thin Air 19

“The Swimmers,” Hobart 14

“What It Means to Love,” Arcane II
edited by Nathan Shumate 

“The Last Bullet” (comic illustrated by Edward Bourelle), Heavy Feather Review 3.3

2012 and earlier


“Blue World,” AftermathStories of Secrets and Consequences edited by Rayne Debski

"Max and Rose," Corrupts Absolutely, edited by Lincoln Crisler 

“Desiccated,” Rosebud 52

“Heavy Metal,” Jabberwock Review 32.1

“Surfacing,” Red Rock Review 27