Andrew Root is a children’s book author from rainy Portland, Oregon. His first book, Hamsters Don’t Fight Fires, will be published by HarperCollins in September of 2017.

With a background in mental health counseling and extensive experience in school management, Andrew Root is highly active in both community mental health and the public education system.

Having worked as a therapist, Clinical Manager, & Director of Operations for programs supporting  youth & adolescents, Andrew has seen first-hand the social and academic impact that a good book can have upon the reader.

When not writing, Andrew enjoys playing soccer and chasing his wife, two children, and dog around his backyard.


All images courtesy of Jessica Olien © 2016