Andrew Simonet is a writer and choreographer in Philadelphia. His debut young adult novel, Wilder (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) was published in 2018. From 1993 to 2013, he co-directed Headlong Dance Theater. Andrew founded Artists U in 2006, an incubator for helping artists make sustainable lives. He is the author of Making Your Life as an Artist, an open source guide to living as an artist, and is an artist leader in Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program. He has received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, an Independence Fellowship in the Arts, a Bessie for Choreography, and residencies at Yaddo, Ucross, The Studios of Key West, and Hambidge.