Paul Andrews

Biography

American author Paul Andrews was born and raised in the quiet mountains of rural Pennsylvania. He has been writing short stories, novels and novellas for over twenty years. Though his heart lies with historical mysteries and thrillers, he also dabbles 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 in his day job as a R&D project manager. After working for a time in the avenues of Manhattan and Washington D.C, he slowly migrated south to warmer climes and a slower pace. 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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Books

The Starlite Ballroom
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Price: Free! Words: 8,740. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The war was over and at a Big Band dance in 1945, Emma made a crucial 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 vastly different men once again. Can she make a different choice this time? Will she even dare?
The Weather Man
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Price: Free! Words: 11,250. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Geoff MacLeod is having his worse day ever. As WRLA’s Meteorologist, he failed to predict the storm of the century. What could be worse? Then Elijah moves into the vacant apartment next door. He’s an eccentric older gent who seems harmless enough. That is, until he takes to the roof of the building to seemingly do the impossible - wave a staff in the air and … change the weather!
Swept Away
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,170. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
In 1889, Johnstown, PA is a grimy steel town with no escape. For Samuel Wulff, the only beacon is Abigail, the socialite he meets to steal kisses and more. But a threat 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 the dam fails and they are all Swept Away
Firebrands
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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 has her chance, tutoring the young brother of the wealthy and striking Nathanial Collins. But a terrible 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 the Great Chicago Fire will burn, the winds will blow, and only the Firebrands survive.
The Man Who Would Not Die
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 147,850. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Unlike Monte Cristo, the Count of Saint-Germain, was a real-life man of mystery who throughout the 18th century never appeared to age. Alchemist, composer, diplomat and spy; his date of birth and true identity remain unknown. The source of his wealth was never discovered. The secret behind his longevity is unsolved. His death was never confirmed. This novel explores his early adventures.

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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.