William D. Andrews, author of Breaking Ground, 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. 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.