Siren Songs from the Heart of Austin


Siren Songs from the Heart of Austin was published by Ink Brush Press

Andrew Geyer has been a bartender, a waiter, a busboy, a bellhop, a cashier, a landscaper, a construction worker, a manager at a Birkenstock store, a student, a teacher, and a writer. A lover of the outdoors and an avid runner and canoeist, Geyer has traveled extensively in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, and North Africa. But he always comes back to Austin.

In addition to Siren Songs from the Heat of Austin, Geyer has published two other books and more than thirty short stories. His first novel, Meeting the Dead, was published in 2007 by University of New Mexico Press. His debut short story cycle, Whispers in Dust and Bone (Texas Tech University Press) won the silver medal for Short Fiction in the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards, and was named a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award. One of the stories in the collection won the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for the best short story of the year. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Born in Austin, he up on a working cattle ranch in Southwest Texas. He lived in Austin in the 1980s and 1990s, along with stints in Columbia, South Carolina; Tishomingo, Oklahoma; Lubbock, Texas; Russellville, Arkansas; and Aiken, South Carolina, earning along the way BA's in English and Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of South Carolina, and a PhD in American Literature and Creative Writing from Texas Tech University.

 

The Staff of Ink Brush Press 

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Lisa Craig, Art Editor

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Jeffrey DeLotto, Editor

Beth Hadas, Special Advisor 

Robert Whitsitt, Technical Advisor

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