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.

Other books by Andy Briggs

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 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?

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?

Gravity

Gravity

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Hidden under a small suburban town, the Inventory is a collection of the most incredible technology the world is NOT ready for. In this sequel to Iron Fist, much of the Inventory's technology has fallen into the wrong hands - including Newton's Arrow, a powerful weapon that can manipulate gravity. It's up to Dev and his friends to get it back, and they follow the weapon's trail around the world. Along the way they learn the terrible truth about Newton's Arrow's capabilities . as well as disturbing details about Dev's origins.

Iron Fist

Iron Fist

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Hidden under a small suburban town, the Inventory is a collection of the most incredible technology the world has NEVER seen: invisible camouflage, HoverBoots, indestructible metals, and the deadly war robot Iron Fist. Dev's uncle, Charlie Parker, is the Inventory's mild-mannered curator, with security provided by Eema, a beyond-state-of-the-art artificial intelligence system. But security is catastrophically breached when Lot and Mason from school turn up unexpectedly and, hot on their heels, a ruthless gang of thieves working for the Collector and the Shadow Helix organization. If the thieves succeed in their goal to seize the Iron Fist, Dev, his friends, and the world are in a whole heap of trouble.

Project X Alien Adventures: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Reign of the Practari

Project X Alien Adventures: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Reign of the Practari

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2015

Project X Alien Adventures takes you on an incredible reading journey with this fantastic story featuring the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger. Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger arrive in a dimension where human evolution is going backwards! The Practari are flesh-eating, lizards-like creatures that now control everything! When Tiger is captured by the Practari, his friends have to go on a desperate rescue mission. But will they get him back before their time in this dimension is up? Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, questions for readers, and a follow-up activity.

Project X Alien Adventures: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Steam Pirates

Project X Alien Adventures: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Steam Pirates

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2015

Project X Alien Adventures takes you on an incredible reading journey with this fantastic story featuring the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger. Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger embark on a swashbuckling airborne adventure with Captain Crankshaft and his band of fearsome steam pirates. How can they get to the thought vial that's encased within a devastating super-cannon, poised to strike them out of the sky? Tiger has an audacious plan... Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, questions for readers, and a follow-up activity.

The Savage Lands

The Savage Lands

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2013

Tarzan: The Savage Lands

Tarzan: The Savage Lands

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

A TREACHEROUS LORD Lord Greystoke has arrived at the logger's camp in the Congo, and will stop at nothing to find and eliminate his long-lost cousin, Tarzan. A CRAZED QUEEN Robbie and Jane set out through the jungle to warn Tarzan, and find themselves trapped in the sprawling ancient city of Opar, where the insane Queen La is running an illegal Coltan mine. AN EPIC BATTLE With a volcano threatening to explode, Tarzan, Robbie and Jane must form an unlikely alliance to save themselves. Not everyone will make it out alive . . . .

The Greystoke Legacy

The Greystoke Legacy

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2012

The Jungle Warrior

The Jungle Warrior

Author: Andy Briggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/10/2012

Tarzan

Tarzan

Author: Andy Briggs Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2012

A Legend RebornRobbie Canler flees to the Congo to escape a dark secret, and finds work with an illegal logging operation. Suddenly, his camp is attacked by a savage force. When Jane Porter, the daughter of the camp's boss, goes missing, the loggers assume bloodthirsty rebel soldiers have kidnapped her. Spurred into action, Robbie sets out alone to find hercompletely unaware that he is being watched. Caught in the midst of the many dangers that lie in the depths of the jungle, Robbie wonders if the rumors of a supernatural white ape are true. And if so, can this mysterious untamed savage be trusted to help, or will it destroy them all?

Tarzan

Tarzan

Author: Andy Briggs Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2012

A Legend RebornThe world's most infamous hunter, Nikolas Rokoff, is sent into the jungle to steal a rare prize from Tarzan's camp. But Tarzan and his friends Jane and Robbie will stop at nothing to track him downcrossing the wild rainforest and hostile African savannah on a daring rescue mission.At the same time, Jane tries to learn more about Tarzan's past, and must decide whether reuniting him with his lost family is the right thing to do. And Robbie is torn by a plan that would keep the secrets of his own past safe, but might get rid of Tarzan for good.Lured to the city, Tarzan is forced to confront his greatest enemy. But time is running outand no one can be trusted.

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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