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Andrew P
Writer #26901
Sarasota, FL
Joined 8/28/2018
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Andrew's reporting experience began at the State College of Florida’s newspaper. At the University of South Florida, he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature with a minor in journalism.

For seven years he did substitute teaching in all grades and subjects. Working with young people infused him with a zest that still shines through in his writing. At Walmart and Family Publishers, he entertained his associates with humorous newsletters. In 1999, he published his experiences online as he cycled from Sarasota to Santa Cruz.

His published articles range from yoga benefits to how to split an atom. He has written eight novels: Mars, Love, Buster Bear’s Big Adventure, Paralyzed From the Brain Down, Robots Running Wild, Bitch Trailer Park, Reality Gone Wrong, and Chess Genius.

His article “On Being Bullied” was published in the January, 2016 issue of The Florida Writer. Most recently, he won the 2016 Sarasota Fiction Writers Short Story Contest.
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Specialties

People Puzzles, Fitness, Cycling, Self-Improvement, Recycling, and Medical issues.

Interests

Cycling, Yoga, Public Speaking, Running, Philosophy, Psychology, and Recycling.

Education

State College of Florida

Had to drop out occasionally to work and earn money to pay for courses. Wrote articles for its newspaper.

University of South Florida

In the 1990s, I returned to this school to pursue a Master's degree in English Education. Earned a 3.75 GPA, but on the eve of my internship, I decided that I wouldn't fit into the restricted world of education.

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29 Projects Completed

Andrew has studied health all his life, reading many articles and books about the subject. He has also taken courses on health at the University of South Florida. He believes the best way to maintain health is through a natural, balanced approach in both exercise and nutrition.

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93 Projects Completed

For the Florida Writers Association, Andrew writes articles that pertain to the subject of writing, such as grammar, style, structure, reviews of writing books, etc.


For OneSpace, Andrew has written articles ranging from altruism, spinal cord stimulation, arthritis, chia seeds for weight loss, to the medicinal benefits of moringa.

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In 1999, I rode across America on a bike and posted my experiences online. This was to promote a Bicycle Greenway, a bike path across America. I survived mostly on donations. Sometimes I'd stay in a motel but mostly slept under the stars. I began my trip in Sarasota, Florida and finished in Santa Cruz, California. I also stopped by Freedom, Florida to see Gardner Martin and his bike factory where my Gold Rush recumbent was made. Gardner shipped my bike back to Sarasota.

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