I began writing just over four years ago and I fell in love. I write about things that interest me so many of my characters and situations revolve around antiques, gardening, art, and the outdoors. My partner and I have been together for over seventeen years and he provides the support I need so that I’m able to write. I am very lucky in that I have had an ongoing romance with one man for nearly two decades. He is a part of every story I write. I’m often asked where I get the inspiration for my stories and that’s a very easy question, life. I use many of my own experiences, at home and abroad, as well as the art and nature around me as inspiration.
I have written almost twenty five novels and many of them are in various series.
The Bottled Up series takes place largely around a wine store in Milwaukee. These stories started because I was inspired by my brother’s wine store opening. There will be at least three more stories in this series, Legal Artistry, Artistic Appeal, and Artistic Pursuits which I recently finished. The later books have moved away from the wine store scene, but many of the characters make an appearance.
The satyr series is a bit of modern fantasy set in northern Michigan around a small community of satyrs. In the stories, they form and build the community so they can have a small piece of the world where they can be safe. In these books, being gay is generally no big deal. But if a satyr trusts you enough to reveal himself, that’s the metaphor for the coming out process.
The Range series is my western series and the Love series is set around a Belgian restaurant in Carlisle Pennsylvania. These stories were inspired by my partner who was a pastry chef for many years. Dominic says love with food, so I wrote these stories for him.
For more information on Andrew and his books, you can visit the following links:
Web site: www.andrewgreybooks.com
@andrewgreybooks on twitter
Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation. Andrew's hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.