Once Andy realised that he was too short to be taken seriously as a costumed hero, he decided to spend as much time as he could playing make-believe. This led to him training at LAMDA for three years and going on to become a professional show-off. Andy has shown-off in various theatres around the UK and in various living-rooms through the magic of television. His biggest feat of showing-off was in cinemas in 2011 in the Woman In Black film.
Not content with showing-off in public, Andy decided to pursue other avenues and, after a chance-meeting with Alex Garland, decided he would like to express himself through the written word.
Andy’s debut novel Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind was long-listed for the 2013 Branford Boase award. The Award recognises the most promising new writers and their editors, as well as rewarding excellence in writing and publishing. It is made annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist. The title was also shortlisted for the Waterstones Teen Book Prize 2013. The sequel, Geekhood: Mission Improbable was published in April 2013. Andy’s new novel, Smashed, will be published by Uclan in February 2021.
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