About Me

Andy Rhodes: I'm a Texas-based writer currently working in Austin as managing editor of the Texas Historical Commission's magazine The Medallion. I also actively pursue freelance projects, including cultural writing, photography, and copyediting.

My updated travel guidebook, Moon Handbooks: Texas, was released in November 2014. My regional guidebook, Moon Handbooks: Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast, was published in October 2013.

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• The updated version of my Texas guidebook is now available! Moon Handbooks: Texasincludes a fancy new cover design (at right), along with plenty of fresh content, updated listings, and new photos. Order a copy to plan your next Texas excursion or as a gift for your favorite traveler.
I wrote a travel article about Austin for a collector's edition of American Cowboy magazine
(Fall 2014).
The issue is available in stores only, but you can read a copy of my article below.
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• After much research and writing,
I submitted my updated manuscript in March 2014 for Moon Handbooks: Texas. You can already pre-order it (and see the fancy new cover) on Amazon!
• My new book was published on October 18, 2013! Moon Handbooks: Houston and the Texas Gulf Coastcovers all the best places to visit in Bayou City and the coastal region.
• I wrote a guest blog post for Moon's Summer 2013 "Beat the Heat" series highlighting Houston hot spots.
• I was honored to serve as a travel
expert for The Guardian's June 2013
Live Q&A about visiting Texas and
New Mexico.
• It's official - I'll be writing another Moon travel guidebook! I just signed a contract to write Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast. Looking forward to a lot of surf and turf in the coming months!
• I wrote an article for the Daily Yonder about South Texas' historic Mexican-American dance halls.
• My photography skills were featured in an Austin American- Statesman article about urban gardens at the Texas Historical Commission.

My Books

Visit my official author page and my
Moon Handbooks page to learn more about my books.

My Writing

Browse through my online portfolio containing samples of my travel guidebook and recent magazine writing.