William D. Andrews, author of Breaking Ground and Stealing History, spent summers in Maine for eighteen years until he could find a job to justify a permanent move. That happened in 1989 when he became president of Westbrook College in Portland. Over the years, Andrews has come to love historical societies, which he calls “wonderful, quirky places inhabited by colourful characters with a passion for local history.” Julie Williamson, the puzzle-loving protagonist of his mystery novels, is a natural extension of his varied interests. Andrews divides his time between homes in Newry and Portland. When he isn’t writing, he reads, skis, snowshoes, cooks, and plays tennis.