Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less traveled by
And that has made all the difference.
– Robert Frost
Taking the “road less traveled” has been a stand-out theme in the life and career of Frederick R. Andresen. Born and raised on the West Texas desert near El Paso, Andresen has spent a great deal of his professional life working and living abroad. Although his time in the military and his earlier career took him all over Europe and Asia, the nearly twenty years he has invested in building communication companies in Russia have most inspired him as a writer and as a man.
His international experience has built his commitment to peace and understanding—and as a result, writing, and in this case, historical fiction.
A collection of autobiographical essays written during his stint living in Moscow in the 1990s, the foundation of his first published book Walking on Ice: An American Businessman in Russia, has raised Andresen’s profile as a writer and speaker versed in doing business abroad– especially in Russia. He continued his Russian business involvement and consults with others, addressing business and civic groups on the topic, and brought his expertise to his earlier role as the President of the Los Angeles-St. Petersburg Sister City Committee. Andresen was a weekly columnist for RIA Novosti www.ria.ru.
Andresen’s family book is Dos Gringos, based on the true adventures of his Norwegian immigrant father in the Mexican Revolution.
His latest book is The Lady with an Ostrich-Feather Fan, a historical novel based on the life of the famed Yusupov Rembrandts from the threats of European revolutions, obsessive men, and American law—until these two famous portraits find their permanent security in a famous American museum.
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