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Author & Illustrator of Children's/teenage fiction


Background Information

Born in Rugby, Warwickshire England.

The author says: Rugby may be a small town, but one with alot of history. For instance, William Webb Ellis. It was during a football match in the Autumn of 1823 he took the ball in his arms and ran towards the goal. The modern game of Rugby Football, it is claimed, originated from this single event.

Rupert Brooke, the poet, was born in Rugby in 1887.

At school, when I was 9, I was given a topic to do on Beatrix Potter and was totally amazed by her story. I suppose that's where it all started for me. I was already into my drawings and I was inspired to write short stories and poems to go with them. For me, at the time, it was just a hobbie.

When I left school I also left behind my writing. I went to East Warwickshire college and after that I concentrated on my work. I found jobs in various factories, but I knew I wanted more out of my life. My mind would'nt let me rest as I had alot of ideas (mentioned in my website). But mainly I missed my writing and drawing. And it was'nt until my 20's I started to put pen to paper.

Soon after, I began to plot this long story out and I began to write. Believe it or not its been over 10 years since I started it, and it's still not finished. Mainly because I had a lot of projects in mind which I wrote in between, and it's one of my short novels Diary of a Moment in Time and children's story, Jeremiah Splat 'detective' and the dragon that's been published, with more titles to follow in 2012.

Author's comment:

It is one thing trying to get your writing published. I can only imagine it's just as hard for artists to get their work viewed. Drawing has always been one of the things I've enjoyed doing (so for me) to have them noticed, I thought why not show them off in the books that I write.

The moral of my comment is: anything can be achieved, even if it means going down other paths to get your work noticed ...

P.S As for my first novel... I will get round to finishing it - one day!

Birth Place
Rugby,  UK
Accomplishments

Andrew has designed a rotary arm that's attached to a line prop it was designed for anyone who has a courtyard or to simply put out more garments.

He also designed a mobile phone harness.

Both hold a Registered Designs Certificate.

Additional Information

Look out for his children's book: Jeremiah Splat 'detective' and the dragon. Now on sale at Hunts bookshop, WHSmith & Amazon

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Andrew E Checkley's official website
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