Andy Straka is the bestselling author of nine novels, including the Shamus Award-Winning, Anthony and Agatha Award-nominated Frank Pavlicek private eye series, the latest of which, THE K STREET HUNTING SOCIETY, has just been released. His other books include RECORD OF WRONGS, hailed by Mystery Scene magazine as “a first-rate thriller,” THE BLUE HALLELUJAH, and DRAGONFLIES: SHADOW OF DRONES, the first in a near future science fiction series recently option for film and television.
A licensed falconer and co-founder of the popular Crime Wave at the annual Virginia Festival of the Book, Andy is a graduate of Williams College. In addition to his writing, he has also worked as a book editor, movie production accommodation agent, commercial building owner, consulting vice president for a large medical practice, surgical implant and pharmaceutical representative, college textbook sales and manuscript acquisition representative, web offset press paper jogger, laborer on a city road crew, summer recreation youth director, youth basketball coach, parts manager at an auto dealership, and even assistant manager at a McDonalds restaurant.
Andy still considers his greatest accomplishment, however, to be a longstanding stint as a stay-at-home father to six–which makes novel writing and neurosurgery look like tiddlywinks.