Andrew J. Peters is an author, an educator, and an activist. His young adult fantasy series on the legend of Atlantis (The Seventh Pleiade, Banished Sons of Poseidon) garnered honors at the 2014 and 2015 Rainbow Awards, and Banished Sons of Poseidon was a Best of 2015 pick at All Our Worlds Diverse Fantastic Fiction.
On the adult side, his Werecat series was a finalist in The Romance Reviews' 2016 Readers' Choice Awards. His latest novel The City of Seven Gods was a shortlisted as a 2016 Foreward INDIES Book of the Year, and is a finalist in Killer Nashville's 2016 Silver Falchion Best Novel awards program (Horror/Fantasy). He is also the author of Poseidon and Cleito, which explores the origins of the Atlantis legend. In 2016, Andrew was included in Loop Magazine's "Four Must-Read Authors with Buffalo Ties." (That's the city of Buffalo; Andrew doesn't wear ties with buffaloes).
Andrew grew up in Amherst, New York, studied psychology at Cornell University, and has spent most of his career as a social worker and an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
Most of Andrew’s work takes inspiration from mythological themes, but as a young writer, he adored Agatha Christie. At Smallwood Elementary School, he was briefly a literary celebrity when his school principal invited him to read from his novel Murder at Moosewood Mansion over the P.A. system at lunch.
In the 90s, Andrew founded a ‘Coffeehouse’ in suburban Long Island to provide a safe place for LGBT teens to make friends, express themselves through the creative arts, and get help if they needed it. While he writes about fantasy worlds, his work tends to feature LGBT characters, and he is proud to write gay fiction for readers of all ages.
Andrew lives in New York City with his husband Genaro and their cat Chloë. Outside of writing, he is an administrator and an adjunct professor at Adelphi University School of Social Work.