About Me

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                            Andrew is a short story writer and spoken word performer. He has performed at events such as the Worcestershire Literary Festival, 42, SpeakEasy, Word Up, Poetry Jam, Mouth and Music, Sunday Xpress and As You Read It. He has had fourteen of his short stories published in various anthologies, magazines and online. Andrew has even had one of his poems included in a feature documentary by White Raven Films “The Boars Head Documentary”. His debut collection “Portraits of Prose” includes 32 of his short stories and was published by Black Pear Press in May 2014. Andrew was also a winning finalist for the spoken word competition “As You Read It” where he performed “Bootleg to Paris” to an audience of 350 at Malvern Theatres on November 10th 2011. He won Worcestershire Litfest & Fringe’s 2nd Flash Fiction Slam in 2015 and attained a degree in Creative & Professional Writing/Screenwriting in 2016.
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Andrew is also the host of “42 Worcester”, a genre fiction spoken word event, held on the last Wednesday of every month at Drummonds in Worcester. He was born and raised in Canada and moved to England in 1996. He is married and has three children.
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Accolades:
First published short story – “Achtung Stampede” June 2011 – “The Unbroken Circle” an anthology of short stories & poems
Magazine publication – “No Strings Attached” November 2011 – “Be: Magazine”
Short story competition winning finalist – “Bootleg to Paris” November 2011 – Malvern Theatres “As You Read It” competition
On-line magazine publication – “Sinister Justice” December 2011 – “The Eerie Digest” The Arts & Entertainment Magazine USA 31st issue
Short story publication – “The Portrait” May 2012 – “The Survivor’s Guide to Bedlam” an anthology of short stories & poems
On-line story competition – “Take My Hand” June 2012 – top ten finalist “The Word Hut” writers’ showcase & interview
Short story publication – “Outpouring of Grief” November 2012 – “Ripples” an anthology of short stories & poems
On-line story competition – “Like Mother, Like Daughter” February 2013 – 4th place “Five Stop Stories Ltd.”
Short story competition long-listed finalist – “Cocksure” June 2013 – “Worcestershire Literary Festival”
Short story publication – “While We Were Out” June 2013 – “You Can’t Be Serious!” an anthology of short stories & poems
Short story publication – “All Inclusive”, “No Regrets” & “While We Were Out” December 2013 – “Short Stories From Black Pear” an anthology of short stories
Poem included in feature film – “These Honourable Men” December 2013 – “The Boars Head Documentary” White Raven Films
Short story publication – “Cocksure” & “Fate or Destiny” January 2014 – “Flashes of Fiction” an anthology of short stories
Debut story collection published – “Portraits of Prose” May 2014 – a collection of 32 short stories “Black Pear Press”
Flash fiction slam competition semi-finalist – “Cocksure” & “All Inclusive” June 2014 – “Worcestershire Litfest & Fringe”
Flash fiction slam competition champion – “Little Alice”, “Kids 4 Cash” & “Fate or Destiny” June 2015 – “Worcestershire Litfest & Fringe”
Short story publication – “Charged” June 2015 – “The Sabrina” an anthology of short stories and poems
Short story publication – “Little Alice” May 2016 – “The Sabrina” an anthology of short stories and poems
Script for web series – “Thick As Thieves: One Man, One Woman Score” published on YouTube July 7th 2016
Script for web series – “Thick As Thieves: A Bold Disguise” published on YouTube July 21st 2016
Short story publication – “Saying Goodbye” & “Irreparable Guilt” July 2016 – “The Sabrina” an anthology of short stories and poems
Script for web series – “Thick As Thieves: The Third Man” published on YouTube August 4th 2016
Script for web series – “Thick As Thieves: Bolingbroke” published on YouTube August 18th 2016
Script for web series – “Thick As Thieves: Uninvited Guests” published on YouTube September 1st 2016
Script for web series – “Thick As Thieves: Convoy” published on YouTube September 15th 2016
Script for web series – “Thick As Thieves: The Heist” published on YouTube September 29th 2016
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  1. Good for you Andy – good luck with this!

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