Given Name: Andrew McCullough
Nicknames: Drew or Mac
Nom de Plume: A.E. McCullough
Hometown: Taylorsville, KY
Hobbies: Writing, Cycling, Horses & TaeKwonDo
Music: Country, Classic Rock & some Jazz
Movies: The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Hobbit, 13th Warrior, Avatar & the Star Wars Saga
Favorite Quote: “Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.” ~ Sun Tzu – The Art of War
I was born in Munich, Germany while my father was stationed overseas with the US Army. Growing up a military brat, I became an avid reader with Fantasy, Science Fiction and Detective Thrillers being my favorite genres. After High School, I joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served from 1982-1988. It was during that time that I began my training in TaeKwonDo.
Many years later, I moved to Louisville KY to open my own TKD studio and taught for 11 wonderful years. This is where I met my wife, Felicia, and gained a great step-son, John Michael. However, ever thing has a season and in 2005, I closed my studio and switched careers. I currently work as a Corrections Officer with Louisville Metro Corrections and write in my spare time. I have self-published 6 novels (4 Fantasy and 2 Sci-Fi) with several more in development.
Unable to live on the beach, I reside on a farm east of Louisville with my wife and animals: 6 cats, 2 dogs and 2 horses.