Andy aka MOnty
Andrew Bell, also known as Talon Garnock and Andy aka MOnty (sic) was a regular poster at The Acorn Cafe message board who authored the unfinished story The Service, a sequel to the controversial series of stories by Meghan Brunner (Mooncrystal).
Andy himself was a New Yorker who worked in the garment industry for many years. The building where he worked was apparently in the same area as the World Trade Center towers and Andy reportedly suffered health problems after being exposed to the dust cloud resulting from the destruction of the towers on 11th September 2001. He continued to post messages at the Acorn Cafe and to work on his story, although he had been understandably affected by the experience.
Sadly, Andrew passed away on 11th August 2003, after a brief stay in hospital.