Tales from the Reluctant Nomad


7.25.2007: Raw Meat, the Sideshow Press anthology where you can find my short story Culling Trees, is now available!.

1.04.2006: Danny's Last Christmas wins second place in Horror World's December flash fiction contest.

8.17.2005: Culling Trees is accepted for publication in the Raw Meat anthology. Publication should be in sometime in '06.

4.25.2005: Voodoo Pets wins the Message Board of the Damned's April flash fiction contest. The story is posted at Horror World for the month of May.

Photo © 2004 Peggy E. Rainey

10.16.2004: Glass wins first place in the second annual Fright Fest held by Lazy Lion Books.


A Brief Introduction

Andreas was born in Lynwood, California, in the same hospital as "Weird Al" Yankovic. Probably, in hindsight, a very bad omen. Andreas' nomadic tendencies are no doubt due to having attended 23 schools between the ages of 6 and 18. Most of these changes were by moving back and forth between Cali, and deepest, darkest Arkansas (with brief stints in Missouri and Washington State). Yup, culture shock, once a year, needed or not.

And, before you ask, he didn't come from a military family. Go figure.

Anyway, after escaping Arkansas for the final time, he decided to settle in North Carolina. He bought a house, settled in, and hoped his nomadic days were over.

Yeah, right... Andreas then signed on with a major computer company as a field tech. They sent him places -- visiting almost 30 states over two years -- to fix things. Once again, he was a reluctant nomad.

These days, he spends more time at home. His paying job involves answering the phone and trying very hard not to scream, or throw things.

When not answering silly computer questions, Andreas writes speculative fiction. He's submitted his fiction to the best magazines: Asimov's, McSweeney's, NFG, Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Talebones, and many others. Now all he has to do is get them published there.

When not writing, people have him design things. He's designed book covers for Wildside Press and Scrybe Press. He's designed websites for The Misfits in Print, Janrae Frank, and designed the one you're reading now. He was also the administrator for the (now defunct) Spec-Fic forum Darkzone.

Yeah, that's a lot of information to keep track of, isn't it? No problem. I made you this nifty scorecard below.

Publication Credits

As Author:

Culling Trees, Raw Meat, July 2007 (Sideshow Press)

Voodoo Pets, MBotD April Flash, Apr. 2005 (published at Horror World)

Glass, Fright Fest '04, Oct. 2004

Design Credits

As Cover Designer:

Camidigan by C. Dennis Moore, May 2004

In the Darkness, Hunting by Janrae Frank, January 2004

As Web Designer:

Darkzone A forum for Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror (now defunct)

The Misfits in Print A spec-fic writers group based in Raleigh, NC.