Scott Andrews

Biography

Scott Andrews is getting older every day and doesn’t like it much. He is 32 years old and resides in Poland with his fiancée. He has travelled far and wide, worked a variety of unimaginably dull jobs and partook in numerous mundane conversations in a fruitless attempt to figure out just exactly what life is all about. Over a year ago he discovered a method to expose himself on a regular basis without risk of getting arrested, by indulging in what is commonly known as a blog. He has turned to writing as he feels he no longer has any possibility of fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a fire engine. His debut novel ‘Existence Is Futile’ was published by FeedaRead.com in July 2012 and was partly funded by the Arts Council of England.

And yes I am on Goodreads.

Smashwords Interview

What inspired you to write your debut novel 'Existence Is Futile'?
First of all I must point out that although it is my first published novel, it is not the first novel that I have ever written.

I was editing my first novel when I decided that I needed a break. I don't remember exactly where but I read an article about NANOWRIMO. For those that don't know NANOWRIMO is an annual, creative writing project which takes place every November. The main aim being to challenge the participants to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, as well as raising money for various literacy projects. I decided to take on the challenge.

In the last few days of October I was watching different videos on YouTube and I stumbled across a clip of Richard Dawkins participating in a panel debate on religion. A member of the audience stood up and asked him a question somewhat similar to the question that my main character, Henry Tomlinson, receives in 'Existence'. In the video Dawkins gives the most incredible answer and gets a rousing ovation. I couldn't get that image out of my head. My brain started playing it's silly games and soon enough I had the basis for my book entirely based on a man like Professor Dawkins saying precisely the wrong thing in the very same scenario.
So is existence really futile?
Haha, mine personally? Not right now, no.
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Where to find Scott Andrews online


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Books

Mia
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Price: Free! Words: 8,340. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mia, a troubled young woman is tired of the way her life is. In the blink of an eye she is swept into a moment which changes the course of her life and has serious implications for her future. If only someone would come to her rescue. Unluckily for her, Nobody did.
All Hallows' Eve
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Price: Free! Words: 11,530. Language: British English. Published: July 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In a trendy London bar, three friends meet up at a fancy-dress party, in appropriately silly clothes for such an occasion. Each of them content to hide their true selves behind their costumes. The trouble is there are some things you can't hide from. Like fate.
Existence Is Futile
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,470. Language: British English. Published: August 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
There are three things which can irrevocably change a man's life - the death of a loved one, a moment of revelation and saying the wrong thing at precisely the wrong time. Unfortunately for Professor Henry Tomlinson, he has recently experienced all three. And it's those experiences which threaten to push him over the edge.
The Story of Albert Ross
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: British English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
'The Story of Albert Ross' tells the tale of a simple man who spends the vast majority of his time in front of his TV. It is delightfully dark, occasionally witty, oddly enchanting and brings new meaning to the term 'the power of television'. It's hard to say much more without spoiling the fun of reading it, so just get on with it and download it right now.

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