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Andrew Bourelle is the author of the novel Heavy Metal and coauthor with James Patterson of Texas Ranger.    


Andrew's short stories, poems, and comics have been published in The Best American Mystery Stories, Cold Mountain Review, Florida Review, Prime Number Magazine, Pulp Adventures, Weirdbook Magazine, Whitefish Review, and other journals and anthologies. Andrew 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.


Praise for Heavy Metal:

winner of the Autumn House Fiction Prize

finalist in three categories of the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards 


Andrew recently collaborated with James Patterson on a new novel, Texas Ranger, published in August 2018.


Andrew's short story "Y Is for Yangchuan Lizard" (previously published in the anthology D Is for Dinosaur) is out now in The Best American Mystery Stories 2018

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Selected Publications




“Y Is for Yangchuan Lizard" (reprint), The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 edited by Louise Penny

"D Is for Demon Doll," E Is for Evil edited by Rhonda Parrish

"The Gentleman's Exit," Pulp Adventures

"Three Bullets," Thriller Magazine

"Pumpkin," Undead: Poetry Anthology of Ghouls, Ghosts, and More




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

"Homecoming Corpse," Weirdbook Magazine

“We Us You," Equus edited by Rhonda Parrish

“Cut Carve Slice," The Molotov Cocktail 





"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




2013 and earlier


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

“The Swimmers,” Hobart 14

“Xerxes,” Thin Air 19

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

“Desiccated,” Rosebud 52

“Heavy Metal,” Jabberwock Review 32.1

“Surfacing,” Red Rock Review 27