Andrea Ross, Writer



Andrea Ross

writes essays, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. She formerly worked as a National Park Service ranger and wilderness guide throughout the American West. As an adopted person, she is passionate about bringing to light the experiences of adopted people. She teaches writing at the University of California, Davis.

Shadow on Concrete Wall




In Print:




"At Upper Ribbon Falls,"

and "Bessie's Honeymoon, 1928,"

Going Down Grand: Poems from the Canyon, Lithic Press

(Read a review  here)

"Earthworm," Wormculture

“Ode to Beauty,” Guide to the Putah-Cache Bioregion


In Print:

Breaching,” Mountain Gazette, July 2003

“Backwater in July,” Mountain Gazette, June 2003

“Dams,” The Café Review, Vol. 12, Autumn 2001

“Natural Disasters,” Manzanita Literary Journal, October 2001

“Raven-Watcher,” The Boatman’s Quarterly Review, Fall 2001

"Grand Canyon Life Zones,” Blueline, vol. xix. Fall 1998





Andrea's podcast debut on The Dirtbag Diaries