writing thrillers & mysteries like nobody's business.
It's no mystery that Andrea Shawcross literally kicked off her writing career touring a one woman show on roller skates. But the plot thickened when she won the 2022 Launch Pad and ScreenCraft Pilot Competitions with her YA mystery WHO IS MONICA STRANGE? Now she specializes in whip-smart thrillers and sold a number of MOWs in the last three years.
There have been twists and turns along the way: she played a Cylon clone on Battlestar Galactica, wrote and received funding for a webseries that screened at the Austin Film Festival, and eloped in New Orleans with her kind-of-a-big-deal cinematographer boyfriend.
With a dark past growing up in ice cold Winnipeg, Canada, Shawcross left it all behind for the blazing sun of Venice, CA. Now, she devours YA mystery novels plucked from neighborhood lending libraries, and continues her legacy as a pretty good roller skater.
Cue the wind blowing in her hair, whispering, beckoning for the next clue…
This sweet, sexy and sometimes hella awkward series was created by Young & Reckless director Brianne-Nord-Stewart. Paula Burrows won a Best Actress Leo, making that two projects I wrote in 2018, that were nominated for Best Actress. That's good writing people. Okay, also great acting!
THE DANGERS OF
VANISHED IN YOSEMITE
GET LOST in this Lifetime thriller about one sister who gets abducted, and the other who sets out across Yosemite with her ex boyfriend to save her. This plot's got more twists and turns than the trails of Yosemite itself. You're welcome.
MY SISTER'S SERIAL KILLER BOYFRIEND
WHO COULD IT BE NOW? Another thriller penned by yours truly, we really buried the lead on this one.
Journalist Maddie is thrilled when her sister meets Haden, the man of her dreams... but when she starts to suspect he's a serial killer, she'll have to intervene before the relationship turns deadly.
Now I w o n d e r who the real killer is...
DYING TO WIN
Get ready for some serious backflips in this thriller for Lifetime about a gold medal winning gymnast who is catapulted back into the spotlight when she finds her mom and step dad murdered in the family home.
My first solo-written thriller MOW hit Lifetime Movie Network Friday September 16!
A VINEYARD ROMANCE
Our second movie! A Vineyard Romance was co-written with director Lucie Guest. More romance. More love almost lost. More time with the family watching this gorgeous gem, shot in the heart of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.
Our first romance to hit Hallmark! This beauty was directed by co-writer Lucie Guest! LOVE ON HARBOR ISLAND and premiered on the Hallmark Channel summer 2020.
YOUNG & RECKLESS
And it all started with this little web series that received funding and distribution from Telus Optic. It screened at the Austin Film Festival and you could watch it on Air Canada! Co-created with star Devon Ferguson, directed by Brianne Nord-Stewart, this was a labor of love that got a lot of attention along the way.