Andrea always imagined herself being a supersleuth girl detective and writing adventurous stories, full of mystery and intrigue since she was old enough to hold a pencil.  She resides in Kelowna, BC, Canada, where she writes under the pen name of Barbara Jean Coast with her co-author friend, Heather Shkuratoff, and travels often to California to further develop the stories and escapades of the Poppy Cove Mystery Series.  STRANGLED BY SILK is their first novel.  Andrea has also published freelance articles about fashion, current events, and childcare, and is currently blogging on Wordpress about creativity and poetry, as well as researching for her own literary novels.