Andrew W.M. Beierle was born in New York City and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University School of Communications. He began his journalistic career at the Orlando Sentinel and has been an editor in Atlanta since 1980. Beierle's work has been honored by the Lambda Literary Foundation and has appeared in the Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly and Rebel Yell: Stories of Contemporary Southern Gay Authors. The Winter of Our Discothéque is his first novel.