Andrew Auseon is an author of acclaimed novels for young people, including: Funny Little Monkey, Jo-Jo and the Fiendish Lot, Alienated (w/ David O. Russell) and Freak Magnet, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. His books have been nominated for numerous awards, including the ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults, the Cybils, and state book awards.
In addition to his writing, Andrew is a producer and designer of video games. He was the first full-time writer ever hired by Big Huge Games, where he worked on The Asian Dynasties expansion for Age of Empires III and the open-world RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning; he was the Lead Narrative Designer on The Legend of Dead Kel expansion and the cancelled Reckoning sequel. As Epic Games’ Impossible Studios, Andrew focused on creative direction, IP cohesion, and ways to integrate narrative and gameplay.
Andrew received his MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College and a BA from Ohio University. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Sarah Zogby, and their two daughters. In his spare time, Andrew teaches Interactive Narrative and makes appearances at writing festivals, schools, and game industry events.