ANDI TERAN, a native of El Paso, Texas, currently lives in Los Angeles. Ana of California is her first novel.
"Andi Teran's first novel is vivid and fully realized, an entire universe expertly condensed into the pages you hold in your hands. Ana herself is a complicated delight, and by the end of the book I wanted to scoop her up into my arms." --New York Times bestselling author Emma Straub
"What is so memorable about this novel is the reminder that happiness is a choice, a courageous and daring opportunity to express love for the things we value. At the outset we learn that Ana Cortez is an orphan, but as we live with her during one particular summer on Garber Farm we witness the creation of family before our eyes, and admire the passion, humility and valor of one of the most tender-hearted characters in literature today--a jewel of a book." - Mario Alberto Zambrano, author of Loteria "Anne of Green Gables fans will rejoice; newcomers will find a satisfying tale; and Ana's high jinx will leave both types of readers smiling and asking for more." - Kirkus Reviews "Fans of Montgomery's series will appreciate nods to blackberry bushes, Ana's uncontrollable mouth, and the farm setting, but not recognizing these references will not hinder other readers enjoyment." - Publisher's Weekly "Debut fiction author Teran's contemporary reimagining of Anne of Green Gables brilliantly captures the essence of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic story of a girl who will win your heart with her well-meaning imperfections. Highly recommended." - Library Journal