My name is Andy Williamson. I am an artist and writer who lives among Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. In June of 2010 I published my first novel, BROODING – The Heartland Chronicles Book One. Visit the book’s Official Website to learn more about me, and the 20-year journey it took to see it in print. In the early “aughties” I was a film critic for a couple of Denver newspapers, and it is a pleasure to return to a similar venue with this blog. Since 2009, I have been an entertainment journalist for Examiner.com, where I write two columns: Celebrity Profiles and Pop Culture News.
OK … now that we've got the boring bio out of the way, allow me to respond to those of you who've told me, "Andy, your biography page needs work. You need to put some more personal stuff in there."
All right – you ask, I respond.
I was born in Michigan, but have lived most of my life in Colorado. I've moved out of this state a few times, but I always come back to the Mile High City.
I worked in the printing industry for many years, but after getting a waaaaay burned out on it, I decided to abandon any notions of corporate ladders and retirement funds, and pour ALL of my efforts into seeing my novel published. Even if I had to live dirt poor while I followed my heart, I was determined to see this dream through to fruition. My efforts finally (FINALLY!) paid off, and I am currently trying to market this 664-page tome – pushing the snowball by hand, as it were – until you, gentle reader, determine if this thing will TAKE OFF downhill to the Promised Land of Bestsellerdom.
So, who is Andy Williamson? If you've been here before, you know I'm an old hippie who is also a film buff, a Stephen King aficionado, a Spielberg nut, a Hitchcock fan, and am a bit obsessed with popular culture. I'm also a Christian, though my aforementioned passions and indulgences don’t mix well with many churchgoers. Put it this way: I love Jesus, but I do NOT suffer bullshit gladly – and the modern-day church is (I am very sorry to say) chock full of it. I will try my best to speak the truth in love when writing about the destructiveness of Churchianity (see the category Toxic Religion for more on that), but neither will I pull my punches. If I lean too far in either direction, please let me know – your comments are always welcome.
Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact me – I love feedback.
Allow me to close this brief bio with the words that wise sage Billy Joel uses to close every concert: Don't take any shit from anybody!
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