Audrey writes novels, humor, satire, and essays in Richmond, Virginia.
She has stories published or forthcoming in McSweeney's, Cease, Cows, Into the Void, Human Parts, Empty Mirror, The Belladonna, Slackjaw, and Points in Case. Her work has been shortlisted for contests including the SmokeLong Grand Micro Contest, the Slackjaw Humor Writing Challenge 2021, and the Fractured Lit Fractured Ghost, Fable, and Fractured Fairy Tale contest. Two of her stories placed in the 2020 Pen Parentis Fellowship for New Parents, and one received a Juror's Prize.
You can find Audrey's writing on Twitter at @audrey_burges, as well as on the blog of this site. When she isn't writing, she's being tolerated by her two rambunctious children and very patient husband.
Audrey was born and raised in Arizona by her linguist parents, which is a lot like being raised by wolves, but with better grammar. She moved to Virginia as an adult but still carries mountains and canyons in her heart, and sometimes, when she closes her eyes, she can still smell ponderosa pines in the sun.
The settings where she grew up inspire both her writing and her other hobby, sketching botanical illustrations she is currently gathering for a coloring book. Examples of her sketches appear throughout this site. Certain images are encaustic paintings, also by Audrey.