Andrew Auseon is a novelist and narrative designer based in Washington, D.C. He has written for the Infinity Blade and Age of Empires franchises, and was a Lead Narrative Designer on games in the Kingdoms of Amalur series. He was the first staff game writer ever hired by both Epic Games and Big Huge Games. Andrew's novels include the acclaimed Funny Little Monkey, and Freak Magnet, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, among others. In 2009, he published Alienated, a science fiction comedy, in collaboration with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker David O. Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook). Andrew currently splits his time between writing novels and indie games, and teaching courses in Interactive Narrative.