Mike's Pond

On a dare from his older brother, a boy goes out after dark to an abandoned, wooded lot steeped in horror-style urban legends.

"Mike's Pond" is a very short fictionalized memoir about coming of age in Amherst, New York in the 1980s. More
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About Andrew J. Peters

Andrew J. Peters is an author, an educator, and an activist. His Werecat series was a finalist in The Romance Reviews' Readers' Choice Awards. His début young adult novel The Seventh Pleiade garnered a 2014 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention. His other books include Banished Sons of Poseidon, Poseidon and Cleito, and The City of Seven Gods. He was recently included in Loop Magazine's "Four Must-Read Authors with Buffalo Ties."

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.

Most of Andrew’s work takes inspiration from mythological themes, but as a young writer, he adored Agatha Christie. At Smallwood Elementary School, he was briefly a literary celebrity when his school principal invited him to read from his novel Murder at Moosewood Mansion over the P.A. system at lunch.

In the 90s, Andrew founded a ‘Coffeehouse’ in suburban Long Island to provide a safe place for LGBT teens to make friends, express themselves through the creative arts, and get help if they needed it. While he writes about fantasy worlds, his work tends to feature LGBT characters, and he is proud to write gay fiction for readers of all ages.

Andrew lives in New York City with his husband Genaro and their cat Chloë. Outside of writing, he is an administrator and an adjunct professor at Adelphi University School of Social Work.


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