Born and raised in San Diego, California, Andrew Peterson attended La Jolla High School before enrolling at the University of Oklahoma, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture.
At a very young age, Andrew won his first shooting competition at summer camp. His early fascination with rifles became a life-long devotion to excellence in marksmanship. He has won numerous competitions throughout the Southwestern United States, including a gold medal at the 1995 Excellence in Competition match at the Nevada State Championship, and a first place victory at the 1994 Arizona State Championship, 1,000 yard service rifle match. Currently, Andrew holds the classification of Master in the NRA's High Power Rifle ranking system.
Andrew wrote his first Nathan McBride novel in 1997, but didn't pursue a serious career as an author until 2005 when he attended his first writers conference. After receiving some encouragement from Ridley Pearson, Andrew became serious about telling the Nathan McBride stories and sold his debut novel, FIRST TO KILL, three years later.
Andrew is working on the sixth book in the series, featuring the "brutally effective" trained Marine Corps sniper and CIA operations officer, Nathan McBride. He and his former spotter own and operate a high-tech private security company.
Currently, there are five Nathan McBride novels available from Thomas & Mercer:
FIRST TO KILL (Nathan McBride #1) Kindle, audio, and print
FORCED TO KILL (Nathan McBride #2) Kindle, audio, and print
OPTION TO KILL (Nathan McBride #3) Kindle, audio, and print
READY TO KILL (Nathan McBride #4) Kindle, audio, and print
CONTRACT TO KILL (Nathan McBride #5) Kindle, audio, and print
Books six and seven will be coming in 2016 and 2017.
When he's not working on the Nathan McBride stories, Andrew likes to camp and hike, fly helicopters, scuba dive, work around the yard. He occasionally plays a very questionable round of golf.
Andrew and his wife Carla currently live in southern Monterey County, California