Andrew Smith
AUTHOR

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith knew ever since his days as editor of his high school newspaper that he wanted to be a writer. After graduating college, he experimented with journalistic careers - writing for newspapers and radio stations - but found it wasn't the kind of writing he'd dreamed about doing.

Born with an impulse to travel, Smith, the son of an immigrant, bounced around the world and from job to job, working at various times in a metals mill, as a longshoreman unloading bananas from Central America and imported autos from Japan, in bars and liquor stores, in security, and as a musician, before settling down permanently in Southern California. Here, he got his first "real job," as a teacher in an alternative educational program for At-Risk teens, married, and moved to a rural mountain location. Throughout his life, Smith continued to write, but never considered seeking publication until challenged into it by lifelong friend, author Kelly Milner Halls.

In 2008, Smith published his first novel, Ghost Medicine, an ALA/YALSA "Best Books for Young Adults." This was followed in 2009 with In the Path of Falling Objects, also a BBYA recipient. The Marbury Lens is Smith's third novel, and will be followed in 2011 by Stick.

Smith prefers the seclusion of his rural setting, where he lives with his wife, 16-year-old son, 13-year-old daughter, two horses, three dogs, three cats, and one irritable lizard named Leo.

Read more Read less

Best Sellers

    • Winger

    • By: Andrew Smith
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Ryan Dean West is a 14-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sporty-Dead Poets Society

    • By Amy on 04-03-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Marbury Lens

    • By: Andrew Smith
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56

    When Jack and Connor arrive in London as planned for their summer break, a stranger hands Jack a pair of glasses. Through the lenses, he sees another world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like an addiction, I just couldn't stop listening.

    • By Gini McKellar on 11-24-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Grasshopper Jungle

    • By: Andrew Smith
    • Narrated by: Philip Church
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What just happened?

    • By Julie on 08-04-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Stand-Off

    • Winger Series #2
    • By: Andrew Smith
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    It's his last year at Pine Mountain, and Ryan Dean should be focused on his future, but instead he's haunted by his past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • helped me a lot

    • By Karla Riddle on 01-06-17

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Passenger

    • By: Andrew Smith
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Best friends Jack and Conner can’t stay away from Marbury....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • plot twist at the end of the book 🤤🤤

    • By Anonymous User on 11-10-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Stick

    • By: Andrew Smith
    • Narrated by: Josh Hurley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because he’s tall and thin) is bullied for being "deformed" - he was born with only one ear. His older brother, Bosten, is always there to defend Stick....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book!

    • By Christopher Gaines on 02-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 100 Sideways Miles

    • By: Andrew Smith
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Finn Easton sees the world through miles instead of minutes. It's how he makes sense of the world and how he tries to convince himself that he's a real boy....

    Regular price: $24.49

    • In the Path of Falling Objects

    • By: Andrew Smith
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The man is crazy. The girl is desperate. This violent ride is only just beginning. And it will leave the brothers taking cover from hard truths about loyalty, love, and survival that crash into their lives....

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Ghost Medicine

    • By: Andrew Smith
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Troy and his friends want to disappear. Instead, they will become what they least expect - brothers, lovers, heroes, and ghosts....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • bad i felt bord of the book i could not finish it

    • By Nathan on 05-14-16

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Alex Crow

    • By: Andrew Smith
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Now living with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, Ariel's story of his summer at a boys' camp for tech detox is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Funny but bizarre story read by a fantastic narrat

    • By Benjamin McIntyre-Coble on 03-19-15

    Regular price: $35.00

Are you an author?

Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.