Andy is the author of the Inspector Paris fantasy-crime-comedy novels. His debut novel Breaking the Lore was published by Canelo in April 2019. The follow-up Know your Rites was published in July 2019.
Andy was born in Liverpool and grew up in Runcorn. For university he moved the enormous distance to Salford and has lived in Manchester ever since. He says the people there are great, but we don’t talk about football. He worked for many years as a project manager in the computing industry, a job which really is every bit as exciting as it sounds. Eventually the call of writing became too hard to ignore and he went off to do that instead. Over the years in IT he worked with some very clever people and some complete weirdos, none of whom bear any resemblance to the characters in his books. Honest. He has a wonderful wife, a great son, and a loft full of old Marvel comics. One day he’ll get round to selling them. That’s the comics, not the family.
I’ll be talking to Andy about the Inspector Paris novels and about his own particular blend of fantasy-crime-comedy fiction. And, of course, Andy will be sharing his selections for this week’s Apocalypse Books.
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