Andrew Hamilton published his first piece for The Lookout Mountain Mirror in 2nd grade. He received no royalties. Throughout elementary school he continued to write stories about the destruction of mosquitos, cafeteria lunch lady rebellions, and a day in the life of a used piece of chewing gum. In high school he published prose and poetry in The Argonaut, a student literary magazine, and won the Creative Writing Award at McCallie Preparatory School.
After high school, Andrew attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, winning the Bain-Swiggett and Knickerbocker prizes for traditional and nontraditional poetry. He also won the Margaret Artley Woodruff Award for both fiction and poetry. His short story, “Surface Tension,” was published in the Saturday Evening Post’s Great American Fiction Contest. In 2016, he graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with his Master of Fine Arts in Fiction. Shortly after, Andrew moved to Seattle, where he currently teaches English and History at Brightmont Academy while working on a collection of short stories, poetry, and his novel-in-progress. Recently, Andrew completed his first poetry manuscript called, "The Broken Jar Hotel: Poems in Recovery." He is more than grateful for any time or attention that his work receives, and very appreciative of feedback and support for his work.