Andrew Eustace Anselmi was born in New Jersey in 1965 to a household rooted in first generation Italian-American culture. He has been an attorney for twenty five years and drawing upon his upbringing, career and experiences as a husband and father, he has become a novelist. His current project is a trilogy tracking a twentieth century New American family, through the cultural conflicts and hedonism of the 1980s and 90s. Anselmi’s debut work, The Autumn Crush (Inkwater Press; January 2015 trade paperback and e-book formats), is the first in the trilogy of novels in which he writes about the fictional Bennett family. The book is a riveting murder mystery/family saga about Italian Americans and indeed all New Americans who achieved sustenance in the twentieth century, yet struggled to earn respect in the place they called home. Andrew’s interests extend beyond litigation and writing into a range of civic affairs. He is a past recipient of the National Head Start Association Humanitarian of the Year Award and in 2010 he was given the Vivere Christus Medal by the Diocese of Paterson for his work with a newly created Catholic Center. Andrew lives in Chester, New Jersey, with his wife Sole, and three children, Gabby, Luke and Nick. In addition to his family, he enjoys opera and travel, all of which are prominent in his writing.