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Andrew J. Peters

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in Amherst, NY, The United States
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Andrew J. Peters is an author, an educator, and an activist. His books have won the Silver Falchion award and been a finalist at the Foreword INDIES (The City of Seven Gods), as well as a Readers' Choice pick at The Romance Reviews (the Werecat series). He has written two fantasy books for young adults (The Seventh Pleiade, Banished Sons of Poseidon), and he is the author of the adult novel Poseidon and Cleito.

His latest novel Irresistible is a gay rom-com based on the oldest extant romance novel in the world.

Andrew grew up in Amherst, New York, studied psychology at Cornell University, and has spent most of his career as a social worker and an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

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Andrew J. Peters This is actually rarely a problem for me. I love writing, and if it didn't cost me a semblance of a social life, I would do it all the time.

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This is actually rarely a problem for me. I love writing, and if it didn't cost me a semblance of a social life, I would do it all the time.

My thoughts are never too far from the stories I'm working on (I usually juggle two or more at the same time), so it's a pretty easy transition from the "real world" to my space in front of the computer in my apartment.

I draw specific inspiration like characteristics for a fantasy setting or other little descriptive things when I'm out about about traveling, or visiting a museum, or just reading a book or watching a good movie or TV show.(less)
Andrew J. Peters I have a couple of projects in the works. First, I'm working on The Lost Histories Series with a follow up to The City of Seven Gods and an outline fo…moreI have a couple of projects in the works. First, I'm working on The Lost Histories Series with a follow up to The City of Seven Gods and an outline for a third installment. Kelemun and Ja'bar's adventure really just gets started in the first book when circumstances have them joining up to run away from Qabbat'lee. And there are other characters who I introduced in CoSG - Praxtor, his mother Nebetawy, among others - whose stories are ready to be told.

My other main project is totally different and may surprise some of my readers. I have a contemporary rom-com that I'm shopping around! The one thing that ties it together with my other work is that it's inspired by an ancient Greek myth, though something pretty obscure. I'm excited to share the details in the coming months.(less)
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The Rearing (Werecat #1)

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The Seventh Pleiade

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Irresistible

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Banished Sons of Poseidon

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The Fugitive (Werecat, #3)

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The Glaring (Werecat #2)

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The City of Seven Gods

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I had some fun playing around with a sharp, concise opening summary for this title. Watership Down meets Sinbad the Sailor? If The Tale of Despereaux was directed by Ilene Chaiken? Neither captures entirely Fitzwater’s unusual undertaking, which feat ...more
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T. J. Klune’s latest title could be the lovechild of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs) and a Nora Roberts’ second chances, found family romance. Casting the romantic leads as two gentlemen in their forties gives the story som ...more
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A brisk and entertaining #OwnVoices story that weaves together hauntings, racial exploitation, and post-break-up depression, which probably sounds like an odd combination. But what Nateras has to say about the positionality of Latino men in the gay c ...more
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Given the progress we’ve made toward LGBTQ+ equality, and the growth of queer visibility in mainstream politics and culture in the new millennium, surely our communities are enjoying a better quality of life, aren’t they?

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Every now and then a book comes along that tackles the ageless question: What if a hard-drinking, smart-mouthed, Flashdance-inspired wyvern was living deep in the Louisiana bayou, biding the centuries in a satellite TV-equipped man shack?

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“It all started when Dam went missing.”
Andrew J. Peters, The Seventh Pleiade

“Find the Seventh Sister,
And the girl shall be,
Your spiritual guardian,
For eternity.”
Andrew J. Peters, The Seventh Pleiade

“Thereafter, they met up at off times, after practices or on the terrace of the pavilion when nightly feasts were breaking up, in what Aerander gradually recognized as a romance, though he wondered at times if it was possible for him to have such luck or, rather, if he was misinterpreting things; it was so hard to tell with boys. He accepted Calyiches' ring in a soft and private moment, nuzzling behind a garden trellis; it came as naturally as laying his head on Calyiches' shoulder. They were bonded. Two boys in love.”
Andrew J. Peters, The Seventh Pleiade

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“It all started when Dam went missing.”
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“Find the Seventh Sister,
And the girl shall be,
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Tom Blubaugh Hi Andrew,

Thank you for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

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