Born and raised in San Diego, California, Andrew attended La Jolla High School before enrolling at the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture.
At the age of six, he won his first pellet gun shooting competition at summer camp. His early fascination with rifles became a life-long devotion to excellence in marksmanship with high power rifles. He has won numerous competitions throughout the Southwestern United States, including a gold medal at the 1995 Excellence in Competition match at the Nevada State Championship, and a first place victory at the 1994 Arizona State Championship, 1,000 Yard Service Rifle Match. Currently, Andrew holds the classification of Master in the NRA’s High Power Rifle ranking system.
Andrew began writing fiction in 1990. He sold a short story, Mr. Haggarty’s Stop, to San Diego Writers Monthly in October, 1992. He continued to write, exploring both the novel form and screenplays. After attending his first writer’s conference in 2005, he became serious about telling the Nathan McBride stories. Andrew is currently working on the 3rd novel in a planned series, featuring the “brutally effective” trained Marine Corps scout sniper and CIA operations officer.
FIRST TO KILL is Andrew’s debut novel, September 2008, from Leisure Fiction, an imprint of Dorchester Publishing. FTK has sold extremely well through a less than stellar economy and is in its second printing. Costco Wholesale made a regional purchase and carried FTK in 97 warehouses in five western states, CA, AZ, CO, UT, and NV. Within seven weeks, FTK achieved a 93% sell through. Andrew visited 91 Costco locations over a three week period to sign stock and talk with customers.
While on his book signing journey, Andrew took time to visit VA hospitals and sit with our nation’s veterans. He gave away hundreds of books. In Phoenix, he had the pleasure of meeting a Pearl Harbor Survivor and one of the last remaining Navajo code talkers. He’s also donated over 2,000 books to our troops serving overseas and to our wounded warriors recovering in Naval and Army hospitals all over the world.
Shortly after FTK sold to Dorchester, Audible.com purchased the audio rights, and FTK became an instant bestseller, reaching #7 on Audible’s website. Dick Hill (the voice of Jack Reacher and Harry Bosch) did an amazing job narrating FTK. His treatment makes Nathan McBride’s compassionate-yet tough as nails-nature shine brightly.
In May of 2011, the second Nathan McBride novel launched as an exclusive audio book from Audible.com. FORCED TO KILL climbed a notch higher and reached #6 on Audible.com’s bestseller list. A print or ebook version of FORCED TO KILL will be available in early November. Andrew is currently working on the third Nathan McBride novel. Last month, FIRST TO KILL reached another milestone. The film rights were sold to two Hollywood producers with their offices at the Paramount Lot in Los Angeles.
Andrew is currently working on the third Nathan McBride novel.
He and his wife, Carla, live in Monterey County, California with their two giant schnauzers, Elsa and Morgen and their miniature schnauzer, Casey.
Nathan McBride series
Andrew Peterson – First To Kill (read by D*ick Hill)
Andrew Peterson – Forced To Kill (read by D*ick Hill)
Andrew Peterson – Option To Kill (read by D*ick Hill)
Andrew Peterson – Ready To Kill (read by D*ick Hill)
Andrew Peterson – Contract To Kill (read by D*ick Hill)
Andrew Peterson – Right To Kill (read by D*ick Hill)
Andrew Peterson – Hired To Kill (read by D*ick Hill)
Nathan McBride series