Andrew Roberts

For the Small God, Best of NewMyths Anthology Volume I, Passages, 2018 

Ikotsu, fiction, issue 46, March15, 2019.






Andrew Roberts is a Northern California writer and poet. His work has previously appeared in The Writers of the Future Volume 33 and Bourbon Penn Magazine #13.  In addition to his short stories and poetry he is currently writing a novel of spirit possession, murder and revenge that takes place in 17th century Japan.



Get to know the author:

birthdate: 07/13/60

When did you start writing?  I started writing in 1976.

When and what and where did you first get published? My first stories were published in my college literary magazine between 1979 and 1982. My first professional sales were in 2016.

Why do you write? I write because I love storytelling and language and cannot imagine not writing.

Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy? I write Fantasy and Science Fiction because they were the gateway genres that first captured my imagination and hooked me on literature and writing.

Who is your favorite author? Your favorite Story? My favorite author is Robertson Davies. My favorite short story is "The Upturned Face" by Stephen Crane.

What are you trying to say with your fiction? With both my fiction and my poetry I attempt to explore our humanity and the dance between life and death and what waits beyond. 

Do you blog? I am not blogging at this time.

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?  "Gone Fishing With Melville. Don't Wait Up."



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