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Andrew Van Wey

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Andrew Van Wey was born in Palo Alto, California, spent part of his childhood in New England, and currently lives abroad where he doubts his sanity on a daily basis.

When he’s not writing he’s probably hiking, playing video games, or sleeping with the light on. He considers gelato and pizza to be a perfectly acceptable meal, and shorts to be business casual if paired with a scarf.

His girlfriend describes him as energetic and unfamiliar with brevity.

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Andrew Van Wey Hi Alana!

Thank you for the kind words. I'm really glad you enjoyed FORSAKEN. Those words are music to the ears of authors. :-)

As to which I'd…more
Hi Alana!

Thank you for the kind words. I'm really glad you enjoyed FORSAKEN. Those words are music to the ears of authors. :-)

As to which I'd recommend, well, I'm kind of a fan of them all. If you're looking for something a bit spooky, try A FEAST OF INFINITE ROT. It's a gothic horror novella, a little bit like Creepshow and Tales from the Darkside as seen through the lens of The Cantebury Tales.

If you're a little more adventurous (and don't mind waiting), give A HOLLOW DREAM OF SUMMER'S END a go. It's the first part of a planned 4 part series that's a fusion of fantasy and horror; part STAND BY ME, part LORD OF THE FLIES, and part DANTE'S INFERNO. It's certainly an odd one, should prove to be quite the journey by the time it's over.

As for publishing, yes, I self published FORSAKEN. While I understand the upside to going with traditional publishing arrangements, the truth is I fully intend to continue self publishing and have never sought out agents or publishers for any of my works. Sure, the marketing part is tricky, and I'm always looking for and learning about new ways to find and engage readers, which can be tough. That said, having total control and responsibility over everything—including failures—is something I quite enjoy. In a way, it's all in my hands (and market forces). Plus, it's truly great to engage with readers from around the world. :-)

Cheers!

—D.(less)
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I’m very happy to announce the release of my new novel, A Hollow Dream – Eternal Autumn.  Over a year and a half in the crafting, the story picks up where A Hollow Dream of Summer’s End left off.




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Death has come for Aiden


On the last night of summer, a child’s game has turned grim.  Aiden has fallen and woken up to a terrible truth: he is dead.


Yet Death is Just the First Step


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