Andy Millman is somewhat of a mystery, even to himself. He was sentenced by his fourth grade teacher to two weeks on “the bad side of the room” (which was separated from the good side by a strip of duck tape and two future wards of the state) but went on to earn degrees from the University of Illinois and Marquette University without ever again being sent to any side of the room (okay, there was that one time in French class.)
He taught communication classes at Marquette University, the College of Lake County and Oakton Community College, but will often stare at his computer for minutes on end trying to come up with the exact right... the exact right... WORD.
He has worked in radio and television but needs to call technical support for any piece of electronics with more than two wires sticking out the back. Andy ran a youth center for many years and never once was tempted to put duck tape down on the floor (okay, maybe twice.)
His short story, “The Driver’s Seat,” was named as a Finalist in the “Glimmer Train” November 2012, Short Story Award for New Writers. His other works have appeared in "Black Heart Magazine," "The Big Jewel," and "Zest Literary Journal." GLUMBURG'S TOWN CRUSADER is his first Middle Grade novel.