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Andrew McDowell became interested in writing at age 11, inspired by childhood passions for stories and make-believe. By the time he was 13, he knew he wanted to be a writer.

Andrew studied History and English at St. Mary's College, and Library & Information Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a member of the Maryland Writers' Association.

As a novelist, he plans to try his hand in multiple genres, for he is inspired by a variety of interests. He has also written poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction, and is interested in drama writing and lyrics.

He was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, when he was 14.

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