Andrea Janes has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The Horror Zine, SNM Horror, Flashes in the Dark, Golden Visions Magazine, Bards & Sages Quarterly, Lightning Flash, Halfway Down the Stairs, and It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: An Anthology of Horror Comedy. Most stories were published under the name A.J. Sweeney.
The idea for Boroughs of the Dead came to her when she was living in Queens and discovered that the borough’s large and numerous cemeteries earned it the sobriquet “Borough of the Dead.” She spent the next two years writing a collection of ghost stories set in various New York City locations.
When not writing, Andrea conducts ghost tours of Greenwich Village and Lower Manhattan. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.