FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS / SCHOOL PROJECTS
If you’re looking for the answers to questions like Where do you get your ideas from?, How many books have you written? and Are you and Terry friends in real life? and/or any of that crazy stuff you need for those pesky school projects (e.g. date I was born, date I died and the dates of everything in between) you will find it all here:
WRITING TIPS: ONCE UPON A SLIME
If that’s all still not enough and/or you’re after more detailed practical writing tips, hints, exercises and even lesson plans for your next creative writing class I strongly suggest you get hold of a copy of Once Upon a Slime: 45 fun ways to get writing ... fast! It contains examples of my writing from when I was very young, as well as hundreds of my favourite stories, cartoons and jokes from all my previous books along with 45 chapters that summarise pretty much EVERYTHING I know about writing and how to get better at it. You can find out more about the book here.
If you would like a whole pile of even more detailed biographical information as well as a complete guide to every story, book and character I have ever written, why not download my bargain-priced e-book, Andypedia, here. It’s just like Wikipedia (with hyperlinked entries!) except it’s all about me. (Note: It’s not published as a paper book because you can’t hyperlink the entries in a paper book, duh!) If you don’t know what hyperlinks are, click on this hyperlink here.
For all Australian publicity-related and festival /conference enquires, please contact Pan Macmillan Australia.
If you need some high res photos you can find them here.
You can keep in touch with everything that’s going on with me and my books on the web:
TALKS & EVENTS
If you would like to meet me and see if I’m as crazy/annoying/funny in real life as the Andy in the books, check my events page here to see if I’m talking at a festival or library near you. Unfortunately I am unable to visit your school as writing is my full-time job and I keep a strict Monday–Friday 9am–5pm writing schedule. If I was to accept even a small number of the many requests I receive to visit individual schools I wouldn’t have any time to write and you wouldn’t have any new books to read. Although I find writing books a very enjoyable process, I also find it a very slow one and each book takes at least one year to complete. What I try to do, however, is to make myself available for as many writers’ festivals as possible, I do a month-long national tour every September and many free talks in libraries on weekends. As I said, check my constantly updated events page to see if I–or The 13-Storey Treehouse show—will be coming to a venue near you any time soon.
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO A TALK
Don’t despair! You can view video clips from my talks on my YouTube channel here.
Alternatively you can get a copy of my book, Once Upon A Slime, which is basically a written down version of everything I talk about in the talks, except that the book is much more detailed and comprehensive.