Charles was born and raised in Metro Detroit, MI with one sibling, and is the CEO and founder of Blue Handle Publishing. He went to an all boys Catholic Prep high school where his mother taught, before she passed away, and he eventually graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelors in 2004 where he studied Psychology and Criminology.
He Currently Resides in Amarillo, TX where his company Blue Rock owns and operates a chain of restaurants in three cities. He is married to his Wife Colleen with his two kids. Charles has been known to say Amarillo has treated him like home since the day he has arrived.
Charles has always had a gift to write, and when he had an injury after college he decided to start writing full time. Though he quickly took on a job and sidelined it he continued to write until the day would come he felt ready. Now with more experience, knowledge and time Charles is dedicated to bring his life experience and tone to the literary world through his Neil Baggio Suspense series and his other novels such as One Golden Day.
Andrew J Brandt grew up in a library. His grandmother worked at the city library in his hometown of Vernon, TX when he was a young child and he has fond memories of spending hours in the rows of books. When he discovered Goosebumps books, he ran through them at nearly two per week. In the fifth grade, he put his voracious reading to use to win the elementary school's Accelerated Reading program. Andrew began his college career at West Texas A&M University, eventually graduating with a degree in General Studies.
He self-published his first novel, the young adult thriller, The Treehouse, which reached the top of Amazon's young adult thriller list. His second novel The Abduction of Sarah Phillips was released in the summer of 2019, making the Top 10 in its category. In November 2019, Andrew released In the Fog. His first adult novel, it was released to rave reviews by critics and readers alike.
Andrew's fourth novel Palo Duro: A Thriller released on May 5th 2020 and debuted at #1 on Amazon's YA Thriller charts. In March 2021, Palo Duro was nominated for YA BOOK OF THE YEAR by MPIBA's Reading the West Awards.
In summer 2020, Andrew signed a book deal with Blue Handle Publishing. His first novel under the new deal, The Unwinding Cable Car, released to critical acclaim November 17th. Pre-orders for his next novel, Mixtape for the End of the World, are available now wherever books are sold. Mixtape releases May 18th, 2021.
Andrew J. Brandt
Jordan Reed graduated from West Texas A&M University with a degree in Engineering Technology. He grew up in Panhandle, TX and currently lives with his wife in Amarillo, TX. Along with being a writer, he works for KVII Channel 7 News, Amarillo’s ABC affiliate. Reed has a black belt in Karate and enjoys exploring used book stores such as The Burrowing Owl Bookstore.
Jordan is the newest addition to the Blue Handle library of authors. He is currently working with our editing team to polish up his first manuscript, with the working title A wizards Death, due for 2022 release.