Author of self-help guide 'Quit Smoking Forever' and time travel novella 'The Right Side of Time.
Andrew Thomas was born in the UK, but grew up in Zambia and then South Africa. He later returned to England where he joined the Parachute Regiment, and served with them for four years, before starting his own online retail business.
In 2012 he self published a how-to guide detailing how he gave up smoking for good, and in 2016 he wrote his first time travel novella, which he entered into a global writing competition. For fun Andrew enjoys running the occasional ultra marathon, and loves to read anything about everything.
When did you first start writing?
I've always been a reader. Ever since I was reading those old-fashioned comic books bought from CNA in South Africa, I've had an interest in the written word; I read children's novels, reference books, non-fiction books. Everything! When I was 13, and living back in the dull north-east of England, I remember writing three stories for school assignments and found that I really enjoyed exercising my imagination and writing skills. Then, my writing took a back seat (read: I didn't write anything at all) until I wrote a few online articles, a few of which amalgamated to become my smoking guide (and thus my first self-published ebook).
What inspired you to start writing?
One of my favourite genres of books is self-help and motivation and through reading Jack Canfield & Mark Hansen's classic 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' and Duncan Bannatyne's autobiography 'Anyone Can Do It', I realised that I myself had a lot of experience that I wanted to share with others. I also feel very strongly about certain matters (ie my faith) and feel that I have a unique perspective that I would like to offer readers (like most writers, really).
Can you afford to ignore your health and happiness any longer? No gimmicks, no hypnotherapy and no nicotine replacement fads - just a realistic approach to freeing yourself from nicotine addiction forever.