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Andy writes contemporary fiction, science-fiction and travel.

His latest book is the suspense novel Both Feet in Paradise set in Sāmoa and published by The Cuba Press

Listen to Andy talk about Both Feet in Paradise on Radio New Zealand and Radioactive FM

See Andy at Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of The Arts.

News

Launch of Both Feet in Paradise

My book Both Feet in Paradise was launched on Thursday evening at Good Books in Wellington. A wonderful evening, with awesome speeches by Mary McCallum and Eamonn Marra (and a speech by me as well), a reading, and lots of conversations. Thanks to everyone who supported this event – it was great to see you…

Writing notes from Sāmoa – part 2

Once we’d settled into our apartment, it was time to start writing in earnest. I would file a blog post each day of four hundred words. The discipline would be good for me – the exercising of fingers and brain cells, as well as teasing friends at home with our exotic adventures. There were so…

Writing notes from Sāmoa – part 1

Four years ago Kate and I set off to Sāmoa. Kate would teach part-time at an Apia school while I’d write a travel blog. Also I wanted to research settings – some in-the-moment verisimilitude – for the novel that would become Both Feet in Paradise. Writing on an island in the middle of the Pacific…

Launch of Both Feet in Paradise at Good Books on Thurs 27 May

My new book Both Feet in Paradise will be launched at Good Books, 2/16 Jessie Street on Thursday 27 May. Proceedings start at 6pm so maybe arrive a few minutes before. There will be nibbles (I think), wine (I hope), speeches (I tremble) and of course lots and lots of books. Rumour has it a…

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