A shift is needed…

Who is Andrew?

Andrew Ronzino was born and raised on Long Island, New York, where he grew up in a strong, non-denominational Christian home.  As he grew up, he developed a love for books and writing, as well as all things science fiction.  He started writing little short stories when he was fourteen.  This soon turned into a desire to write more consistently, and at the age of sixteen, he started to work on more serious writing projects.  But he was always torn between his love of writing and his desire to become an actor.  So over the years, his writing became simply a hobby and side project, though he continued to work on it here and there.

In September of 2004, Andrew moved to Grandville, Michigan to intern with The Ground Floor, the high school youth ministry of Resurrection Life Church, where he has lived ever since.  After he interned with the GF for three years, he stepped back and volunteered for another eight months.  After which, God released him from working with the high school youth department.  It was during his internship that his desire to write came back in full force.

Currently, Andrew is working full time at Resurrection Life Church, and volunteering in their college aged ministry, Access.   He’s working on getting his first novel polished, represented, and published.  His desire is to write books and share his stories with others.  As he was growing up, reading was always something he enjoyed, and he wants others to experience the same thing through his own writing.

He started The Paradigm to be an outlet for his personal expression, and a way for him to grow as a writer and hone his skills.

Favorite books:  The Neverending Story, The Circle Trilogy, Dune, The Seven Sleepers Series, The Dispossessed, A Wrinkle in Time, His Dark Materials, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Mere Christianity, etc.

Favorite movies: Armageddon, The Secret of NIMH, The Lion King, The Godfather, Avatar, Gladiator, Braveheart, Stargate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman, etc.

Favorite TV shows: Smallville, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Fringe, etc.

Favorite quote: “Imagination is greater than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

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