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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 lived in South Korea for over a decade.

When he's not writing or teaching Andrew can be found mountain biking, playing video games, or hiking with his wife and their sheepdog Daenerys. He loves education, traveling, and geeking out about D&D and fountain pens. He considers bacon and eggs to be a perfectly acceptable meal at all times of day and tattoos to be high art.

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Andrew Van Wey Hiya CalifCat!

Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed FORSAKEN. I'm at work on finishing up the third part of the Hollow Dream series, A Hollow Drea…more
Hiya CalifCat!

Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed FORSAKEN. I'm at work on finishing up the third part of the Hollow Dream series, A Hollow Dream: Winter's Scream. It's a the Empire Strikes Back of the Hollow Dream series, and is dripping with horror and dark fantasy, plus enough epic adventure for fans of King's Dark Tower series. My hope is to have it out by the beginning of the summer.

I'm working on a few short stories that should be trickling out soon. Past those I'm knee deep in a novel about the hunt for a serial killer who can astrally project. It's Silence of the Lambs meets Altered States. For more information and the scoop on my latest releases, please consider signing up for my email list at: andrewvanwey.com.

Thanks for reading! :-)

Cheers!

—Andrew

P.S. Sorry for the delayed answer. I tend to avoid social media though I always enjoy connecting with readers.(less)
Andrew Van Wey Hiya Melanie-ann,

Thanks for the succinct question. Apologies for the long answer. I had, indeed, planned to end A HOLLOW DREAM OF SUMMER'S END on the …more
Hiya Melanie-ann,

Thanks for the succinct question. Apologies for the long answer. I had, indeed, planned to end A HOLLOW DREAM OF SUMMER'S END on the note it hit. The story, the title, everything thematically, felt as if it supported such a grim conclusion. Aiden wanted one last adventure before school started, and that was exactly what he got. The story, to me, thematically wraps up with him coming to the grim epiphany that concludes A HOLLOW DREAM OF SUMMER'S END. If readers want to stop there, that's the story I had set out to tell.

What I hadn't planned was my attachment to Aiden, and the mythology of a further world that the ending hinted at. It was a thread I wanted to tug on, to follow. So during the rewriting process I made sure to add enough backstory to Aiden and his family so that it could be explored in the following novel(s). Plus, I wanted Aiden to fight to survive, even thought... well, survive means something quite different by the end of the first story.

I hope that answers your question.

Cheers!

—Andrew(less)
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Darkest Before Dawn Newsletter – Summer 2020

Greetings from foggy Northern California!  I trust you’re doing well in your part of the world.  That you’re reading voraciously and enjoying this final month of summer in all its chaotic splendor.


The world has become a funny place these past few months, has it not?  As a writer of imaginative fiction, my goal is to always tell a good tale that nudges up against the speculative.  Yet like many, 20

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