My first love was theater; my first major was, too. Then writing called. Luckily, I've been able to combine both.

I've written my own plays and I've been commissioned to write scripts for: the Looking for Lincoln Coalition, Lincoln's Home National Historic Site, Clayville Historic Site, the Springfield, Illinois Visitors and Convention Bureau, Wilcox School, and Firefly, Inc. I have also received a playwriting grant.

Below is a partial list of my plays.

                "Ms. McAndrew has proved herself not only an accomplished historical researcher...but also an accomplished writer of comedy."

-James L. Seay, MFA, Pamphlet Press


Farewell to Lincoln

The Lighter Side of Springfield History

Yearning to Breathe Free

Prairie Dreams

Agatha Christie: Woman of Mystery

The Grimke' Sisters: Turning the World Upside Down