Andrew Don

Biography

Andrew Don is a writer, editor and journalist, from London, England, who has written for national newspapers and business publications for 25 years.

In 2005, the Still Birth and Neo-Natal Death Society published his print book, Fathers Feel Too, about men who have lost their babies before birth, at birth, or soon after. You can link to it here http://www.uk-sands.org/Publications/Books/Fathers-Feel-Too.html

Andrew Don also contributed a chapter to a book about fostering and adoption called Creating New Families, Therapeutic Approaches to Fostering, Adoption And Kinship Care, published by Karnac Books.

His biggest passion is wildlife and, when he retires, hopes to devote more of his time to this as well as writing novels, factual books and poetry.

You can read an interview with Andrew Don, about his e-book, Virtuality, here: http://www.mentalhealthy.co.uk/news/1250-virtuality-book-questioning-reality-and-the-limits-of-sanity.html

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born with severe hearing loss and stuttered badly as a child. I could write before I could talk - it was the only way I could express myself. My father worked in an office equipment shop in the late 60s, early 70s and he would bring home adding-maching paper rolls on which I wrote poetry. That was the start of my writing career. As I grew older I discovered techniques to master my stutter which I still use to this day. It was an intense desire to be able to communicate when I could not talk properly that was instrumental in developing my writing skills. My writing skills have been my saviour. I have always had a love of wildlife and the countryside and these have been powerful influencers in my writing as has my interest in the possibility of multiple dimensions and realities.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing poetry prolifically when I was aged 10 and used my English lessons in secondary school to write long stories, encouraged by the best English teacher anyone could every dream of having, a Mr Clive A Lawton otherwise known as (CAL) who was a breath of fresh air in a school that stifled me with religious dogma.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Andrew Don online


Where to buy in print


Books

Virtuality
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,840. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
War correspondent Jack Connors has endured the horrors of Iraq and he is on the verge of a breakdown. He escapes to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he tries to forget, but flashbacks of Iraq haunt him nightly. Jack finds release in Virtuality, a one-time play computer game where he falls in love. But ejected from the game, Jack starts doubting his sanity and whether Virtuality ever existed.

Andrew Don's tag cloud

adventure    computer game    escapist    fantasy    hitech    romance    virtual reality    war