Andrew H. Vanderwal was born in the Netherlands and raised in Canada. His liberal arts undergraduate studies were interdisciplinary and included fiction-writing studios under renowned Canadian authors. During his graduate studies, he focused on third-world economic development, an interest that stemmed from his extensive travel experiences within developing countries. Andrew is a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He and his wife have two boys with whom he enjoys doing all the things that he didn’t get to do enough of when he was growing up. When his boys asked him to write them a story, little did he know that that story would become The Battle for Duncragglin. Andrew lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his family.