Andrew Waters is a writer, editor, and land conservationist residing in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is the editor of three slave narrative collections published by John F. Blair, Publisher. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Wake Forest University Magazine, the Spartanburg Herald Journal, North Carolina Literary Review, and Pembroke Magazine, among others. As a conservationist, he has preserved over 20,000 acres in the Carolinas. Currently he is working with the National Park Service to conserve areas around Revolutionary War battlefields in the South Carolina Upstate. Waters is a frequent speaker on conservation issues and a local expert on battlefield conservation.