I was born Andrew David Wice in 1974 to two Political Science professors in Pittsburgh, PA. I learned to walk in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I was raised in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. In the spring of 1991, during the first Gulf War, I served as a page in the United States Senate.
I graduated from Macalester College (St. Paul, MN) in 1996 with Honors in English for my first novel, After Bells Had Rung and Were Silent
. Then I began my peregrinations around the country. I have lived, worked and written novels at a ranch in the Colorado Rockies, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Key West, New Smyrna Beach (FL), NYC again, Sedona (AZ), Iceland, and currently Madrid (NM).
I used to travel in the company of a handsome border collie named Sora. Named for a Japanese poet, he was a good dog and found my present home: Madrid, New Mexico. Formerly an abandoned coal-mining town, it is a tiny island of artists and freaks located south of Santa Fe in the high desert mountains. For many years I was the music manager and bartender of the legendary Mineshaft Tavern
. I currently work at the Hollar Restaurant
, serving great food and drinks in an atmosphere of atonal aptitude.