Andrew Hawcroft

Biography

First, a deep heartfelt thanks to those who have already bought my books, be it on Smashwords, Kindle, Amazon, Barnes&Noble, etc. I hope very much you enjoyed them.

I invite all my readers to stay up-to-date with my writing work, be it fiction, stageplay or screenplay, or simply to get in touch with feedback, on my blog at;
http://andrewhawcroft.blogspot.ie/

About me:
I was born in England, 1974. I'm a former gym instructor and in-house personal trainer, and I write, amongst other things, Young Adult fiction, specialising in a style I'd call gritty, 'reality-based fantasy.' My hobbies are fitness training, singing, amateur theatre and songwriting. (See Youtube under my name.)

I also write stageplays, and made my pro debut in November 2011 when my stage adaptation of four M.R. James ghost stories, which I called AN UNSETTLING EVENING, ran at the Palace Theatre, Southend, London.

I have written a musical based on THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, and purely for my own pleasure, since it hasn't a hope of getting made, a fan-fiction stageplay based on DOCTOR WHO. I invite all Whovian theatre fans to send me an email, and I will happily send them a copy for their valued feedback. Some have kindly done so already. For their opinions, and opinions of my other work,please see the REVIEWS section of my blog.

I also write film screenplays, and sold the option to one, INGRID's BEACH in 2009 to a Dublin production company before the recession bit and funding was pulled. The option has been returned to me.

I also write TV drama pilots, pantomimes (some produced) and music.

I can be contacted on andrewhawcroft1@gmail.com

Favourite books:

THE KRAKEN WAKES by John Wyndham
CHOCKY by John Wyndham
WAR OF THE WORLDS by HG Wells.
THE BOX OF DELIGHTS by John Masefield

Where to find Andrew Hawcroft online


Books

Rufus
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
A rainy night, a crippled and tearful boy, bullied to the point of despair...and a strange dog that changes everything. Taken from Andrew's collection, IMAGINARY COMPANIONS.
Forces
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,070. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
The leader of a teenage gang from a South London estate suggests they break into a museum dedicated to an old 1970's science-fiction TV show. He little suspects the character-changing terrors that he will unleash upon London.
Territoriality
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,080. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When a monstrous force arrives off the shore of a Cornish fishing town, the following nightmare is documented by a young local resident. (The novella TERRITORIALITY is taken from the collection UNINVITED GUESTS by Andrew Hawcroft.)
The Man In The Painting
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,850. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
An ancient painting, discovered within a secret room beneath their home in the country, gives Harriet and her son the strength to face the terrible trials that surround them.
Special Editions
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 173,880. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A compendium of the first three of Andrew Hawcroft's Young Adult novels; "I FLY", NICOLAI'S PLANET and GLORIA.
Uninvited Guests
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,480. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A collection of a novella and five short stories based on the titular theme.
Egan's Program
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,610. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A strange computer game utterly changes the life of a lonely young man.
Blue Cliffs
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,760. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
A traumatised boy gets an acting job on the shooting of a very memorable movie at an isolated film studio.
Godderock
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,510. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
A terrible shadow is cast over an isolated village in Northern England, following the discovery of a strange book under the floorboards of a shop...
Kettlestone Diaries
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,840. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When a genuine UFO crashes in a small English village, the diaries of the locals reveal very different perspectives of this unusual event.
Fatso
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,530. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
An overweight young man discovers a strange book on fitness training in a very special bookshop.
Imaginary Companions
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,240. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A collection of fantasy novella and short stories based on the titular theme.
Goliath's Footprint
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,420. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A group from a School For Troubled Teenagers are taken camping on the Yorkshire Moors, but after passing through a strange tunnel along the way, things go wrong...
Gloria
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,340. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The self-isolating, 18 year-old female employee of a low-budget travel agency, discovers she is more than she, or anyone else on Earth, could imagine.
Nicolai's Planet
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,730. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Desperate to save his dying mother's life, a remarkable young man will undertake an impossible journey.
"I Fly"
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,880. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The lonely son of a dole-collecting, alcoholic parent discovers one night that he can float a couple of inches off the ground....

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