About my writing...
My published works are:
Night Time in Shanghai (301 pages, Austin Macauley Publishers)
Proctor: The Art of Living (136 pages, Amazon Publishers)
Proctor: The Art of Killing (165 pages, Amazon Publishers)
Proctor: The Art of Dying (141 pages, Amazon Publishers)
The second novel in The Night Time trilogy is complete and ready to go through the publishing process (it's a bit longer - expect 450/ 500 pages) - it will be called "The Gaps Between the Stars". I will start writing the third in that series in around six months time - the provisional title for that one is 'Machine War'. The 'Proctor Novellas' are available for Kindle/ paperback and look back at the earlier life of one of the protagonists in Night Time in Shanghai. They can be read either before or after Night Time in Shanghai - it matters not.
After completing the third Proctor Novella, "Proctor: The Art of Dying" I started writing a fourth novella which rapidly developed to a full novel - "Time Off, A Proctor Novel". At the same time, I have been working on "The Product of My Dreams", a virtual reality novel. It requires a high degree of focus and there's a lot other things going on in my life right now, so I work on this as and when I feel that I can. It's the book I always wanted to write. There has been quite a bit of interest from publishers in both of these works in progress and I expect to be moving towards publication before the end of the year.
If you'd like to follow my writing (and sometimes boating) progress, I have a blog, a Facebook page and a Twitter account:
https://twitter.com/AndyEllisAuthor - @AndyEllisAuthor
It says about me, in my first novel, "Night Time in Shanghai"...
"Andy Ellis was born in Derby, spent twenty years growing up in Bristol, moved to Newcastle to study chemistry at the age of 24 and forgot to go home.
Andy has worked in all sorts of places – in a bakery, a milk bottling plant, factories, warehouses, kitchens, on roofs and in garages. More recently, he did a long stint fighting the machine from the inside out with the Inland Revenue. Currently, Andy works in astronomy.
Andy has loved sci-fi since he was old enough to read and looks forwards to writing many more books."
...but there's quite a lot more to me than this.
I dropped out of University (half way through my third year), I got married at thirty and divorced at forty. I have two kids who are both grown up and starting out on their own adventures now. I play guitar and was a singer/ songwriter for a small entirely unsuccessful band. Oh - and I live on a boat with my cat, exploring the UK's canal system (mostly the midlands).
Until I found writing as an outlet, I'd never really stuck at anything, but I find writing addictive - I love the feel of shaping my characters, the places where the stories are set, and more than anything else, weaving a complex and intriguing story line.