Andy was born in 1961 in Melbourne, Australia. Before becoming a writer Andy was a taxi driver, English teacher and lead singer/songwriter for a variety of crazy punk bands (such as "Gothic Farmyard" and "Skippy the Butcher"). He has always loved writing ever since he was old enough to hold a pen. He was constantly filling up exercise books with stories, jokes, cartoons, newspaper clippings, ticket stubs, bubblegum cards … anything that came his way. Andrew wrote funny stories to entertain his friends at school. These eventually turned into funny song lyrics which is how he ended up being in bands. In 1992 he turned to serious writing.
He is married and has two daughters.