About Andie

Andie Woodard (they/she) is a queer writer and activist. In 2017, they received their BA in Social Science, with a focus in Psychology, and Journalism at the University of North Texas, and in June 2022, they earned their MFA in Creative Writing at Antioch University. The mission at Antioch is to teach literary citizenship and how to write with social justice in mind, and there, Andie learned to write culturally sensitive and relevant creative nonfiction and poetry. Under the name “Amanda Woodard,” Andie has been awarded runner-up twice in the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference’s Personal Essay Contest (in 2014 and 2020) and received a Best of the Net nomination from Prometheus Dreaming for her poem “Self Portrait.” Their short original screenplay, “Conception,” made it to the top 10 screenplays considered for finalists in the 2022 Honeybee Prize Contest for The Good Life Review, and their short screenplay, “Francesca Foote,” adapted from their own short story, made it to the 2nd round at the 2022 Austin Film Festival. Andie lives in the Dallas Metroplex with their very anxious emotional support dog, Sirius, and their little cat, Young Bernie Sanders.

On top of all that, here’s some stuff about them that you probably didn’t know:

  • They had temporary custody of their nephews from June to December 2020.
  • They hold a 200-hour yoga teaching certification.
  • They’re afraid of heights but love to rock climb.
  • They have been sober from drugs and alcohol since March 24, 2019.
  • They’re a board game nerd. Their favorites are Mansions of Madness, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Code Names, Takenoko and Secret Hitler.
  • They are not a fan of the Oxford comma.
  • They met her biological father at age 22.
  • They have seven half-siblings.

You can send them an email at modusoperandiee@gmail.com or follow them on social media at the links below.