Charles de Andrade
Raised Roman Catholic with six siblings, Charles married his college sweet heart Gloria in 1973 when both were 20.
After college his plans to go overseas to Zambia, Africa to teach never materialized as providence kept him in the US, where he became an electrician. Charlie Klein, the electrician who taught him the trade, introduced him to the Biblical Christ, and to the Rev Mark Pett.
Under Mark and Charlie's patient tutelage Charles was drawn to Christ. In the early 1980's, he attended Chesapeake Seminary briefly where he started writing. The first chapter of his fourth book was written as the final for a course titled the "Attributes of God," and he has been writing ever since that experience.
His first series of books, is titled "The Steward Series" and is comprised of five books anchored by Ephesians 6:12. The books are all historical fiction, covering the period from the Vietnam war through current day, and are drawn from personal experience - stories of the period told to the author combined with historical events.
Today, Charles is the proud father of three daughters, the grandfather of eight wonderful grandchildren and one step-son, and he and his wife Gloria live in Summerfield, Florida.
Charles is the founding member of Scribblers, a group of Christian writers, who meet for encouragement, and review of each members writing. Scribblers also serves as a network of resources for aspiring authors.
Charles currently serves as a board member for Northampton Press/Don Kistler Ministries, publishing Puritan works. He also serves as the President for Bee Natural Products, a company working with bee keepers and marketing their products.
He is currently working on the second series of books examining the miracles of Christ from the view of the individual receiving the benefit of the miracle.