John Andes was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania and received a degree in philosophy from Brown University. His business career, centered on advertising and marketing, started in New York and moved to various cities in the US. He has written the entire spectrum of B2B and B2C marketing communications. Andes has two adult sons, is retired, and lives on the Florida Gulf Coast. He coaches little league football, mentors small business owners and entrepreneurs, and teaches creative writing. Andes has authored Farmer in the Tal, Suffer the Children, Icarus, Matryoshka, Jacob’s Ladder, Loose Ends, Control is Jack, Revenge, Adventures in House Sitting, Skull Stacker, Street Cleaners, Question Everything…Then Dig Deeper and Hidden Agenda. His web page is