Paul Andrews


American author Paul Andrews was born and raised in the mountains of rural Pennsylvania. He has been writing short stories, novels and novellas for over twenty years. While his heart lies with historical mysteries and thrillers, he has also dabbled in science fiction, romance and even the paranormal. While "The Man Who Would Not Die" is first novel, he has many other stories to share. Paul has a graduate degree from Rutgers University and spent many successful years as a R&D project manager. After working for a time in Manhattan and Washington D.C, he slowly migrated south to warmer climes. He now works, lives and writes in North Carolina with his wife, their two children, and two cats.

Smashwords Interview

What are your three favorite books, and why?
I would have to say the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien. I read them across the course of a single summer while still in high school. I was so impressed at the scope Tolkien was able to create. The multitude of characters you grew to care about and the entirely believable world of Middle Earth.
What do you read for pleasure?
Though I specialize in historical adventures I have to confess to lately exploring young adults novels. Particularly the Shiver trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater and the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I find their pace exciting and the fact they have turned a new generation away from texting (if only for a while) and into avid readers.
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Where to find Paul Andrews online


The Starlite Ballroom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,740. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
At a Big Band dance in 1945, Emma made a pivotal choice, defining the course of her life forever. Now tonight, destiny draws her back to the old Starlite Ballroom, as worn and aged as she is. Emma's given a chance to relive that fateful night and choose between two men once again. Can she make a different choice this time? Will she even dare?
The Weather Man
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,250. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Geoff MacLeod is having his worse week ever. As WRLA’s Meteorologist, he failed to predict the storm of the century. Then Elijah moves into the vacant apartment next door. He’s an eccentric old gent who seems harmless enough. That is, until he takes to the roof to do the impossible - wave a staff in the air and … change the weather!
Swept Away
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,170. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
It is 1889 and for Samuel, Johnstown is nothing but a grimy steel town with no way out. The only beacon is Abigail, the socialite he meets to steal kisses and more. But a threat far worse than their secret lurks in the valley - an aging dam upriver, holding back the swollen waters of Lake Conemaugh. When torrential rains pour down, it is only a matter of time before they are all swept away.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,870. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Shannon’s one and only dream was to live in Chicago. Now she finally had her chance, tutoring the young brother of the wealthy and striking Nicholas Collins. But fate will intercede in a burgeoning romance with her new employer. For it would be a hot time in the old town tonight. It is 1871 and Chicago will burn, the winds will blow, and only the firebrands survive.
The Man Who Would Not Die
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 147,850. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Written in the vein of the Count of Monte Cristo, The Man Who Would Not Die follows the adventures of Count Saint-Germain an enigmatic man of mystery who throughout the 18th century never appeared to age. The secret behind his longevity was never determined. His date of birth is unknown. His death was never confirmed.

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Smashwords book reviews by Paul Andrews

  • Through the Portal (Book One in the Through the Portal Trilogy) on July 13, 2014

    Not a bad first novel for an obviously young author. Needs a lot of work with dialogue, characterization and plot development, but that should improve with each book in the trilogy. He shows a talent for creating an entirely parallel universe full of laws, landscape and technology. Have not read the next two books yet.