Andy Rhodes has been living, writing, and traveling in Texas since 1994. He calls Austin home, but regularly explores the Texas Hill Country, East Texas pine forests, and Gulf Coast beaches. His favorite destination is the Big Bend region of far West Texas, where the enormous sky and rugged mountains beckon with the promise of solace, serenity, and low humidity.

Since 2002, Andy has thoroughly covered the state as editor of the Texas Historical Commission’s magazine The Medallion, offering him an opportunity to experience the Lone Star State’s compelling heritage in colossal cities and tiny towns. In the process, he’s developed a keen appreciation for Texas’ vernacular architecture and savory barbecue. Andy's comprehensive travel guidebook, Moon Handbooks: Texas, was originally released in 2009; an updated version was published in 2011.

Andy earned a journalism degree from Miami University (Ohio). He was named a featured author and guest panelist at the prestigious Texas Book Festival in 2009. Andy lives in Austin with his wife Paula and sons Max and Daniel.