I write under the pseudonym M. Andrew Jones because I can. The name was born out of a joke and has taken on a life of its own. Perhaps at some point I will go into the significance of names — but for now it is simply enough to know that I like having a nom de plume.
I was born and raised in El Paso County, Colorado. I've lived in other parts of the western United States including Alaska, Utah, California, Oregon, but find myself back in the shadow of America's Mountain. I have a baccalaureate in English from Colorado University.
But enough of the vital statistics! Since we’re here for stories, I have a true one for you:
Many years ago - when I was a freshman in high school - I picked up the book Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card. I devoured it. As I set it aside and marveled at the tale, I thought to myself, "I will never write a book this good..."
My second thought was, "so you want to be a writer...?"
It's been a few years, and I've done a fair amount of writing since then. Much of it is buried and best forgotten. Some of it is drifting on the wind with a life all its own. Some of it has never seen the light of day — though it may deserve a bit of sun after a light brush…
My current big work, The Last Journeys of Creigal berDuvante, has been a major focus for seven years. I am nearly finished with the first book, and currently have over 100,000 words of additional material. I hope to finish the second book by the end of 2020.
Keeping my fingers crossed…
— M. Andrew Jones
Baron of America’s Mountain