Author & Video Game Designer Andrew Auseon – This Creative Life Ep 17

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Andrew Auseon and I first made contact back in 2005 or 2006, when his debut novel, Funny Little Monkey, was out and I’d just sold Story of a Girl. Though we’ve known each other online for nearly eight years, the day we had our This Creative Life conversation was the first time we’d actually talked. He’s as great as I always suspected–a warm and genuine human, and one of the most interesting writers I know.

Here, we discuss his work as a narrative designer in the video game industry, his collaboration with David O. Russell, the challenges of having two creative careers (and a family, and a lot of other making-stuff interests), the desire we share to slow down and think, and how we are like Sims. Enjoy, and thank you for listening!

Andrew Auseon TCL Ep 17

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Show Notes

Andy’s web site

My 2006 blog interview with Andy

Indie Game – a documentary we discuss in the podcast, now streaming on Netflix

Andrew Auseon’s books at IndieBound


Andrew Auseon is a writer of novels for young people, and a designer of video games. He holds a B.A. from Ohio University and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from the prestigious Vermont College. 

He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife, Sarah Zogby, and their two daughters.

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