Andy is the author of five novels for adults and, more recently, the popular children's writing guide Unleash Your Creative Monster. His first children's novel Wishes Come in Threes is released in July 2022. Two further children's books are scheduled for 2023.
I have run workshop for schools, libraries and festivals across the country including the Cheltenham Literary Festival, The Reading Agency and National Literacy Trust.
Andy runs 3 talks/workshops:
How to Build a Story (talk/workshop)
- Popular and highly interactive talk on building stories using characters, goals, and struggle. Plus yetis.
Where Do Ideas Come From? (talk/workshop)
- Lots of ideas for finding inspiration, a long list of story prompts, and how my daughters inspired my novel Wishes Come in Threes.
Save the Dragon ’til Last (workshop)
- Fun and lively workshop with a twist on a familiar story. Learning about to build tension and drama to create a strong story climax.
Further details on all workshops available on request.
Talks/workshops run for 1 hour including a 15 min Q&A.
Works with11-14 (KS3), 7-11 (KS2), 5-7 (KS1)
Please contact the author for rates.