Andrew W McCollough has been reader of fantasy since childhood. Inlfuences include Ursula Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Tolkien, Richard Adams, R. Scott Bakker, Joe Abercrombie, Robin McKinnely, Patricia Wrede, Mckillip, Steven Brust, Lois McMaster Bujold, Patricia A. McKillip, Susan Green, John Myers Myers, Phillip Pullman, Roger Zelazny, Manly Wade Wellman, and many others. He brings his study of human nature and folklore to the careful crafting of fantasy.