novelist and screenwriter
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 went to school in New Jersey. 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, writing and working around the country. I used to travel in the company of a handsome border collie named Sora. Named for a Japanese poet, in 2001 he found the place I call home: Madrid, New Mexico.
Formerly an abandoned coal-mining town, Madrid is a tiny island of artists and freaks located south of Santa Fe in the high desert mountains. I was the music manager and bartender of the legendary Mineshaft Tavern. Then I worked at the magnificent Hollar Restaurant, serving great food in an atmosphere of colloquial charm.
My sixth novel, To The Last Drop was published by Bauu Press (Boulder, CO) in 2008. I hope to see the publication of my new novel, The Object: a love story, in the near future. I am also working on an audiobook version of The Object: a love story, as well as freelance journalism, video games, haiku poetry and screenplays. Time has passed and I have a new dog, his name is Saturn and he is good.