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Andrew Harwell is a children's book writer and editor living in Brooklyn, New York. He may or may not believe in magic.

Originally from Georgia, Andrew graduated from the University of Chicago, where he double-majored in Germanic Studies and Fundamentals: Issues and Texts (a major which here means a whole lot of reading and re-reading).

The Spider Ring is Andrew's first book for young readers. It's a spooky modern fairy tale about a girl who inherits a magical ring from her grandmother, but it's also about friendship, grief, and the power of stories to ensnare and define us.

You can find Andrew on Twitter, Pinterest, and tumblr @andrewasalways.