My name is Andrew Lemesany. I write under the pseudonym M. Andrew Jones because I can. The name was born out of a joke, but 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 enough to know that simply 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 (Alaska, Utah, California, Oregon), and am back in Colorado Colorado Springs, under the shadow of America's Mountain. I have a baccalaureate in English from Colorado University. But enough of the vital statistics...
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. Indeed, it was the first book I finished in a day. 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. Some of it is buried and best forgotten. Some of it is drifting on the wind with a life all it's own. Some of it has never seen the light of day, though it deserves a bit of sun. The Last Journeys of Creigal berDuvante has been my main focus for three or four years now. I am finished with the first book (though I still polish it from time to time). I am currently 65,000 words into the second book, with a rough outline of maybe ten thousand words on the final book. I hope to finish the trilogy by 2020.
Please forgive the simplicity of my website. I am new at developing - but I am having a good time with it (except for the parts when I accidentally erase a few hours worth of work...). If you enjoy what you've seen and would like to help, please consider the donate button!
Baron of America's Mountain,
M. Andrew Jones