Andre has been writing ever since he was 10 years old. During elementary school Andre won third place for a school literary contest for a book he wrote entitled "Together Forever" in 1991. The following year in 1992 Andre won honorable mention for his book entitled "My Fiction Story". During his high school years Andre took up journalism and wrote for his high school newspaper while writing poetry on the side. In 1998 Andre relocated to New York to gain a broader look on life. Andre began keeping journals and recording his experiences with love, friends and life. It was in New York where Andre experienced some of the most heartfelt and powerful experiences that ended up shaping him into the man he is today and thus one day becoming "Intimate Thoughts".