Andrew Speno grew up as a twin in Ithaca, New York. He attended school, lived and worked in three New England locales before moving to Cincinnati with his wife, Sue, in 1992. His daughter is a senior at Miami University; his son a freshman at the Ohio State University. Andrew taught elementary school for seventeen years. He is now a substitute teacher and nonfiction children’s author. <i>The Great American Foot Race</i> is his first book.