Andrea Franco-Cook holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Concord University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Policy from Virginia Tech. She is a veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of Airborne School. Her service as a military police officer led her to a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Within this agency she held a variety of positions which allowed her to live and work in different parts of the country. She currently resides in Charleston, West Virginia with her husband and three sons. She has published an academic text book and written for local magazines and newspapers. Pawn of the Gods is her first full-length novel.