Andrew Romriell grew up in Sandy, Utah as the youngest of five siblings. He lived in a world of books--books in every room of the house. From his bedroom to the living room to the bathroom, stories absorbed his universe. He especially loved fantasy; whether it was based on this earth or another, he cherished his time exploring new worlds crafted through language.
That love of reading turned into a love of writing when he was eleven years old. After high school, Andrew lived in various cities and even spent some time in Germany and Switzerland before landing in Logan, Utah where he received both a B.S. in English and an M.S. in Writing & Literature at Utah State University.
Andrew currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing. He has earned various awards for his writing and photography, including First Prize for a Creative Nonfiction Book in Utah's 2021 Original Writing Competition as well as first place in art, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry in USU’s 2021 Creative Writing Contest. His work has been featured or is forthcoming in journals such as The Great River Review, South 85 Literary Journal, Beyond Words' Queer Anthology, and elsewhere. He writes about queerness, religion, body image, gender identity, mental health, and sexuality.
In addition to writing, Andrew enjoys reading, hiking, learning, long walks, meaningful talks, and spending time with his partner, Terrence, and their feline companion, Sokka.