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Andy Briggs - Author

About the Author

Andy Briggs was born in Liverpool, England. Having endured many careers, ranging from pizza delivery and running his own multimedia company to teaching both IT and film-making (though not at the same time), he eventually remembered the contant encouragement he had received at an early age about his writing. That led him to launch himself on a poor unsuspecting Hollywood. In between having fun writing movie scripts, Andy now has far too much fun writing novels.

He lives in a secret lair somewhere in the south east of England-attempting to work despite his two crazy cats. His claims about possessing superpowers may be somewhat over-exaggerated…

Q & A with Andy Briggs

1.    What inspired you to write these books?

A life-long love of comic books and action adventure stories.  I originally thought of it as a movie or TV show but the ideas kept growing in size and scope!

2.    Describe them in two lines?


Hero.com and Villain.net are two action-packed superhero series that will throw you back in your seat as they take you on a wild thrill ride.

3.    How long did it take you to write?

The ideas have been bubbling away for a couple of years, but once I started putting it on paper they flowed quite quickly.

4.    What do you think people will say about this book?

Hopefully. . . “Wow!”

5.    Are you working on something else at the moment?

I have a few movie scripts that I’m working on and I already have ideas for further adventures in this series!

6.    What is your favourite food?


I love every type of food - I even ate live termites in Venezuela.  But I think Mexican Chicken Fajitas are the best thing in the world. . . oh, and strawberries.

7.    What makes you laugh out loud?

My clumsy cats falling off things, The Simpsons and the classic Laurel and Hardy.

8.    What is your one luxury item you would take with you on to a Desert Island?


A speedboat. . . you’ll never know when you have to leave in a hurry!

9.    What is your most treasured memory?

Oooh. . . so difficult.  I would have to say it is one of two STRIKING memories - scuba diving in coral reefs off Mauritius for the first time. . . or walking through Paramount Studio gates as an employee, after seeing the classic image in books and on TV so many times. . .

10.    What is your weakness?


Being easily distracted by the Internet and TV. . .  what was I saying?

11.    What is the worst/most unusual job you have ever done?


Pizza delivery - I lasted half a night.  I got lost and crashed too. . .

12.    Who is the person you most admire?


Difficult. . . I would have to say Steven Spielberg. . . or Stan Lee (creator of all the famous Marvel comic characters).  Or self-made people like Steve Jobs (founder of Apple), Bill Gates and Richard Branson.  Or any explorers. . . Michael Palin. . .

13.    What is your most embarrassing moment?

Possibly the first time I stood up in front of a class of 30 French children to give my first Film lesson. . . I bumbled through with difficulty, but eventually got so comfortable with it that I continued for every summer for 7 years.

14.    What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Never give up.  Never.

15.    What is the best piece of advice you could give to someone?

You can achieve anything if you think you can.

16.    Favourite holiday destination?

Anywhere there’s something to explore - particularly diving or trekking through the jungle.

17.    Most treasured possession?

A personally signed Stan Lee comic book.

18.    Where are you happiest?


Outside in the jungle, swimming in the ocean or just watching a good film.

19.    Favourite biscuit?

Chocolate Shortbread, followed by Shortbread. . . do Jaffa Cakes count?

20.    Pet hates?


Being late - I always prefer to be a little early. . . or at least on time!

 

Featured books by Andy Briggs

Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy

Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy

9+ readers

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2011

The classic story of Tarzan, the jungle warrior, has been updated for a new readership. Raised by apes and living in the wilds of modern Africa, Tarzan has new challenges and makes a perfect eco-warrior tackling everything that threatens contemporary Africa from illegal logging to the poaching of endangered species. A great modern adventure paying an attractive homage to the original.

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Other books by Andy Briggs

CTRL S

CTRL S

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2019

LOG IN > LOAD WORLD > SAVE HER. Life in the near future's NOT ALL BAD. We've reversed global warming, and fixed the collapsing bee population. We even created SPACE, a virtual-sensory universe where average guys like Theo Wilson can do almost anything they desire. But ALMOST ANYTHING isn't enough for some. Every day, normal people are being taken, their emotions harvested - and lives traded - to create death-defying thrills for the rich and twisted. NOW THEO'S MOTHER HAS DISAPPEARED. And as he follows her breadcrumb trail of clues, he'll come up against the most dangerous SPACE has to offer: vPolice, AI Bots and anarchists - as well as a criminal empire that will KILL TO STOP HIM finding her . . .

Cold War

Cold War

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

CTRL S

CTRL S

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2019

LOG IN > LOAD WORLD > SAVE HER. 'An engrossing sci-fi debut. Fans of virtual reality-set sci-fi will find this a solidly entertaining offering. - Publisher's Weekly In near-future London, Theo Wilson must navigate the darkest corners of a virtual universe to rescue his kidnapped mother. A brilliant thrill-ride of a novel for fans of Ready Player One, Stranger Things and One Word Kill. _______________________________________ Life in the near future's NOT ALL BAD. We've reversed global warming, and fixed the collapsing bee population. We even created SPACE, a virtual-sensory universe where average guys like Theo Wilson can do almost anything they desire. But ALMOST ANYTHING isn't enough for some. Every day, normal people are being taken, their emotions harvested - and lives traded - to create death-defying thrills for the rich and twisted. NOW THEO'S MOTHER HAS DISAPPEARED. And as he follows her breadcrumb trail of clues, he'll come up against the most dangerous SPACE has to offer: vPolice, AI Bots and anarchists - as well as a criminal empire that will KILL TO STOP HIM finding her . . . If you loved Ready Player One, Stranger Things and One Word Kill, you'll be blown away by CTRL+S. _______________________________________ WHY READERS ARE LOVING CTRL+S: 'An excellent read in the vein of Otherland by Tad Williams' - Netgalley reader 'Clemmie, Theo, Baxter and Milton were honestly the best cast of characters in a book that I've read since I finished IT' - Netgalley reader

MEAT

MEAT

Author: Andy Briggs, Marcello Iozzoli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2018

Madison Dark

Madison Dark

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2018

Drone Racer

Drone Racer

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

An action-packed novel that brings drone racing to life! Carson and his friends love racing drones, and they can't believe their luck when they stumble across a discarded one at a junkyard. But this new find is full of surprises. When they power the drone up, it starts talking! And it's fast. Really fast. Carson's team could win big prizes in the racing leagues. Trouble is, someone wants their incredible drone back, and they'll stop at nothing to get it. How can three kids protect their new friend?

Inventory: Winter Storm

Inventory: Winter Storm

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Thrilling, gripping, action-packed. - The Guardian In the fourth book of this high-octane series, the Inventory's final secrets are revealed! Having learned a troubling truth about himself in the Black Zone of the Inventory, Dev is called back into action to defend the world's greatest store of futuristic tech, and he'll need all the help he can get from his friends. Someone has stolen Winter Storm, a swarm of powerful biobots, and is using them to infect and control people! Who can be trusted now? THE INVENTORY SERIES OF BOOKS Iron Fist (book 1) Gravity (book 2) Black Knight (book 3) Winter Storm (book 4)

Black Knight

Black Knight

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

Dev and his friends are back with more mind-bending tech in this third instalment of the Inventory series. The World Consortium is recruiting more agents to defend the most advanced technology the world isn't ready for, and it's up to Dev, Lottie and Mase to train them up for action. But will they be ready before Shadow Helix's next strike? And has Dev uncovered all the secrets of his past, or is there more to know about his special abilities? THE INVENTORY SERIES OF BOOKS Iron Fist (book 1) Gravity (book 2) Black Knight (book 3) Winter Storm (book 4)

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