Roly Andrews

Biography

After a career in finance taking him from New Zealand to Australia, the United Kingdom and then back to NZ; Roly Andrews now works in the Disability Sector. Previously mentoring rough sleepers in London, and then supporting people and families affected by suicide, Roly is also a keen advocate for the rights of people living with disabilities.

He lives in Nelson with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, Roly enjoys fishing and tramping in the mountains and forests of Aotearoa. He also likes to play social cricket, analyse rugby and spend time with his family. After many years of practising, he is still trying to learn to play the trombone!

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To escape Roly’s trombone practice! (Boom Boom)

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being in that oh so rare space, were everything comes easy and you can watch the words dance across the screen and take on their own lives, fills me with great joy. Equally though, what gives me the greatest satisfaction is the feeling you get when you get something down, even when your head and heart are struggling - but you stick at it, you get it down and done and it isn't half bad!
What do your fans mean to you?
My wife and daughter are currently my only fans - and they are the most important things in my life!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Roly Andrews online

Videos

Baikonur Bitch
Baikonur Bitch is an eclectic collation of Flash and micro-fiction, dreamt up by a restless mind, from a man who should have better things to do. From Pope John Paul the 1st to a crime-solving canine: from an Aids infected Vampire to a nasty piece of Carrot Cake. Baikonur Bitch is a journey full of insidious nonsense; driven by an overactive imagination, and a need to create more space in a head full of clutter.

Series

The Iju Trilogy
Examining the links between Asia and New Zealand through the eyes of everyday people.
Return of the Water Deer
Price: $9.99 USD.
The Cry of the Kuaka
Price: $9.99 USD.

Books

Return of the Water Deer
Series: The Iju Trilogy. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 103,760. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: April 25, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Return of the Water Deer is the second part of the Iju Trilogy and the exciting sequel to The cry of the Kuaka. Love or country, this is the choice three men face. Kang Dae is a man trapped behind the communist curtain of North Korea. Two sworn enemies compete and try their best to deny his quest to reunite with the love of his life, Choon Hee.
Baikonur Bitch - 2022 Edition
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 49,790. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 27, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Baikonur Bitch is an eclectic collation of short fiction, dreamt up by a restless mind, from a man who should have better things to do. From stories of benign banality to mystical enlightenment, from a crime-solving dog to a nasty piece of carrot cake, Baikonur Bitch is a journey of insidious nonsense driven by an overactive imagination and a need to reduce brain clutter
The Cry of the Kuaka
Series: The Iju Trilogy. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 95,510. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
From rural Korea, to the brothels and POW camps of Yokohama, to the United Sates and the Southern Alps of NZ; then ultimately climaxing at Cape Reinga, this is a story of endurance, honour and shame. Set against the Japanese annexation of Korea, WW2 and the Korean War, it is a story of the modern world: a world without boundary; a world where culture and identity confuse and collide.

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