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
He is an avid games developer with many projects in development.