Andrea Zimmermann is a writer, photographer, artist, and librarian with a keen interest in local history and preservation. She is the author of three books, editor of two books and three volumes of oral histories, and is currently working on a mystery novel. Andrea has been a librarian for eighteen years. She was a features writer for The Newtown Bee before becoming a freelance journalist writing for The New York Times Connecticut Weekly section and regional magazines. She established and was director of the Newtown Historical Images Archive, a Historical Society project to digitize and preserve more than 3,000 photographs that document life in Newtown between 1880 and 1950. She has taught college courses on English and publicity. She has a M.A. in English and Masters of Library and Information Sciences.