Born on Long Island, Andrew Chapin grew up reading Ray Bradbury, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain and dreaming of one day being a published author himself. While he worked on various fiction projects, he never considered nonfiction until he arrived at Fairfield University in the fall of 2005.
It was there that he developed a zest for news and feature writing and it was also there that he met John Tartaglio for the first time. In 2010, John offered Andrew the break he was looking for–a chance to develop a book about John’s life, an idea that eventually spawned From Tragedy to Triumph.
Andrew completed his MSEd in adolescent English education at Iona College and teaches middle school English at Thornton-Donovan School in New Rochelle, NY. Recently, he married the love of his life and is currently seeking representation for his new adult novel KNOWING WHEN YOU’RE TOO YOUNG TO GROW UP.
Thankful for the family and friends who have enabled him to pursue his passion, Andrew looks forward to the boundless possibilities that lie ahead.