In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Robert John Andrews ’75 debuts his new novel, “Nathaniel’s Call.” Joining a new wave of publishing, the novel will be exclusively sold via e-publishing on Amazon.com, made available to download to tablets such as the Kindle and iPad.
The story takes place in 1862, when the protagonist, Nathaniel McKenna, arrives to serve in the 30th Regiment, West Chester Volunteers, First Pennsylvania Reserves, and learns firsthand the terrors and demands of the American Civil War.
Andrews graduated from Hobart College with a B.A. in English and his New York State teacher certification in secondary education. He then went on to graduate from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1978. He currently serves as the pastor of the Grove Presbyterian Church in Danville, Pa., a position he has held for 23 years.
His first parish Penningtonville Presbyterian Church in Atlgen, Pa., gave him the inspiration to write “Nathaniel’s Call.”
Since 1998, Andrews has had a column in the Danville News , writing about social commentary, human interest and historical pieces. He is currently working on two other books, “Dangerous Curves (Curvas Peligrosas),” and “Snapshots: Heading Toward the Setting Sun,” both of which are in their final editorial stages.