Drew McDiarmid lives in Houston, Texas, where he is a proud member of Bayou City Performing Arts, with both the Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston and their small ensemble, VOCALEASE. Drew is 39 years old.

Drew has always had a passion for smoke, and S/M activities that can follow them. Drew spent most of the 90’s involved with Orange Coast Leather Assembly in Santa Ana, CA. He also competed in the International Mr. Bootblack Contest at IML in 1997 and 1998, coming in third in 1997. He has also volunteered time with Leather Archives and Museum, and served as the Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator.

Drew travels around the country to leather events showing the joys of bootblacking. He has shined boots from Folsom Street Fair in Califoria, to Chicago’s IML weekend and to the sunny shores of Florida.
Smoke: Cigars and Men That Enjoy Them
Andrew McDiarmid
Price: $16.95
Paperback: 160 pages
ISBN: 978-1-887895-26-2


Andrew McDiarmid has two big passions in his life. He explored the first in his book, the fictional collection Smoke: Cigars and the Men That Enjoy Them. In this book, he explains his second. You see bootblacks everywhere at leather events, setting up their kits, snapping their towels and getting intimate with those black leather erogonous zones that cover the feet of leatherfolk. McDiarmid may even have buffed your gear at sometime or another. He competed in the International Mr. Bootblack Contest at IML in 1997 and 1998, coming in third in 1997.

In his Bootblacking 101, McDiarmid goes through not just the how, but the why. Step by step, you'll hear from the blacker's box not just what you need to do to make that leather shine, but why you feel that magnetic attraction to the scent of the polish and the sweat. Step inside. Discover the Tao of the Bootblack.


Bootblacking 101: A Handbook
by Andrew McDiarmid
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-887895- 69- 9

Personally knowing the author gives One the insight into how he constructs, develops and creates such intellectually stimulating material. It co-exists with lust, erotica, and vivid, visual images that drives the reader deeply into his stories and characters.”
Master Trooper Frank Sardone

“These stories don’t just smoke, they smolder with excitement, passion and lust. And when they get hot, they blister.”
Tim Brough, Author of First Hand: An Erotic Guide to Fisting, Black Gloves White Magic, and Sgt Vlengles’ Revenge