Andrea Smith, CEO and co-founder of Master Manchester, is a published author of historical fiction. After completing her Art History and English Literature degree at The University of Manchester, she started writing short stories that feature hidden histories and eccentric characters, most of them based in her hometown of Rusholme. Andrea says that she helped create Master Manchester to do something similar: to spot and write stories that will resonate with Mancunians. In her free time, Andrea enjoys exploring the city in search of new dining places, great coffee, and vintage finds. When she’s not up and about, you’ll find her curled up on the couch with her cat while getting lost in the latest role-playing video game.