Mandie Hines


Cheyenne, WY

Author's Bio

Mandie Hines writes poetry and horror where she captures moments of vulnerability and strives to offer a glimmer of hope. Besides her own writing, she promotes creative writing in her community. She’s the creator of the Facebook group Cheyenne Writers Community where writers share local writing events, find encouragement, and connect with other writers. She hosts a monthly Poetry Night at her local Barnes & Noble. She’s currently the President of WyoPoets, the state poetry organization for Wyoming. She's given talks about writing to elementary school classrooms and given poetry workshops in elementary schools and retirement homes, in a manner that breaks people's expectations and makes poetry more accessible to read and write. Mandie's debut poetry book Origami Stars & Hot Air Moon, published by Winter Goose Publishing, traverses through the process of grieving, finding an understanding of what loss is, and what it is not. The poems in this collection take you through a journey of reclaiming hope, remembering love, and rediscovering memories, while taking you down a path that eventually leads to healing. You can learn more or contact Mandie through her website at

Publications & Prizes

Origami Stars and Hot Air Moon (Winter Goose Publishing, 2020)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Jared Singer, Kelsi Rose, Pablo Neruda, Rudy Francisco, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Blake Crouch, Stephen King, Clark Ashton Smith, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Wilkie Collins, Markus Zusak, Andy Weir, Kathy Reichs, Lee Child

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Last update: Sep 11, 2020