Andrew McDowell became interested in writing at age eleven, inspired by childhood passions for stories and make-believe. By the time he was thirteen, he knew he wanted to be a writer.
He studied history, literature, and creative writing at St. Mary’s College, and library and information science at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a member of the Maryland Writers’ Association and an associate nonfiction editor with the literary journal JMWW.
His main interest as a novelist is young adult fiction. He plans to try his hand in multiple genres, for he is inspired by a variety of interests. He has also written poetry and creative nonfiction, and is interested in writing drama, short stories, and song lyrics.