Andy has an MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University.
He has a Certificate in Creative Writing from Nottingham University.
Active member of Derby Scribes writing group and Nottingham Writers’ Studio (NWS)
He has had several pieces published in anthologies, magazines and online:
Winner of the short story competition in Writers’ Forum Magazine: It’s all for Free. (#104 June 2010)
Second place in Writers’ Forum Magazine: Merry Go Round. (#114 May 2011)
The Lincolnshire Echo/Writing East Midlands ‘Echo Shorts’ : Holiday from Real(July 12th 2012)
The Derby Telegraph : Hopper(November 28th 2011)
The Derby Telegraph : It’s What We Leave Behind (November 4th 2011)
Published online with Swamp Writing: Disclosure (September 2011)
Short story with ClinicalityPress published online: She Loves Me. She Loves Me Not.(September 2011).
A short story commended by Cazart.co.uk: Why my wife’s dad doesn’t like me. (April 2011)
Two pieces of Nano Fiction commended in a Leaf Books anthology ‘POD’: Tiling a bathroom and I Wouldn’t Exactly say the Catfish Won But…(Sept 2011)
Five pieces of short fiction commended by Slingink.com and published August 2010
Two with Cazart.co.uk in separate anthologies: Wild Boar and The Garden (Flash and Short)2010
Two with Leaf Books in separate anthologies. Better and Mosaic (Nano and Flash). 2009
A seriously short story (40 words) with AustinMacauley.com (2009 online competition winner)
A story in the Derby Evening Telegraph: Falling into Heaven (Short)2001.
Andy is an active member of the writing community, running writing groups, workshops and mentoring
Andy is also working towards his Mountain Leader Training award.
He is an avid games developer with many projects in development.