About the Author



Andrew Lawrence Crown was born in Chicago, raised in the Chicago suburbs, and educated at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and The University of Chicago. Although he graduated college Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, graduate school in political science at The University of Chicago lost its hold on him after he finished his masters thesis. Seeking experience, the lifeblood of any writer, Andrew traveled to Asia and worked as an English teacher at ELS Language Institute in Pusan, South Korea where he met his Korean fiancÚ. He came back to Chicago to teach Political Science and English at Triton College and to study for his teaching certificate at Loyola University of Chicago. Returning to Korea to marry his fiancÚ and serve as Visiting Professor of English at Kyungpook National University in Taegu, South Korea, Andrew found himself once again in The Land of the Morning Calm, where each day presented him with people and experiences that found their way into his writing, albeit in a transformed and altered manner as the dream of fiction took its liberties with the facts and that portion of mystic memory bearing a resemblance to reality. Andrew then resided in Chicago for over a decade where he taught history, government, research and writing at Lincoln Park High School, as well as courses for Westwood College and the Graduate School of Education at North Park University. Back in Korea with his wife and eleven year-old son for his third stint of teaching here, he is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Gyeongju University.