Andy Rane is the author of two suspense/action novels, Multiples of Six and Divisible by Six!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in northwest NJ. It was the kind of place where the kids in the neighborhood would run around playing from morning to night during the summer. It's the kind of place I wish my son could grow up, but I haven't found it again, and they're right when they say you can't go back.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first story when I was in high school. It was an awful "Red Dawn" knockoff that starred someone who was a lot like me. Ok, it was Red Dawn starring me in my hometown. It was awful and I didn't write again until I was in my early 20s. When I finally did start writing again, it was poetry. Fairly awful, moody poetry. I guess we all start out writing something we later consider awful. Eventually you get over yourself and realize that even a little talent in writing can be ten times more than the average person. ;)