William Andrews was born and raised during the forties andfifties on a mixed farm in Freetown, PEI. He left home young,shifted around a lot and tried a lot of things. He marched inregular peace time army, fished gill net on Lake Erie, sang gospelin Maritime penal institutions, carved wood in Japan anddid a lot of labour type jobs in a lot of places. He was encouragedto write while at UPEI in 1970-71. He started writing in1995. His main writing inspiration comes from being prettywidely read.