Andrew Holmes would like to believe in the adage about writing what you know.
His first novel, written when he was a young newspaper reporter, concerned a young newspaper reporter.
Having relocated to London to seek fame and fortune he wrote his second novel, this time about a twentysomething who relocates to London to seek fame and fortune.
Holmes’s next novel, Killing Robbie Williams, was inspired by a particularly severe hangover and an encounter with an interview with Robbie Williams in Q magazine. It was bought by Sceptre, whose lawyers advised in favour of changing the novel’s name and against killing Robbie Williams in it.
It became Sleb.
Sleb was shortlisted for the WHSmiths New Talent Award and is soon to be published in Russia, as is its follow up, All Fur Coat (again, Sceptre), which is about a lap-dancer who becomes the subject of attention of two men, one of them a desperate freelance journalist. The two novels are set in the Stoke Newington area of north London, which also provides the setting for Holmes’s third novel, 64 Clarke (Sceptre).
Andrew is 35 and lives in London with his wife, Claire, and baby boy, Dylbot.
He is currently writing his fourth novel, called Lanchester Rising, about a man who lives in London with his wife and baby boy.
Except this man is about to become an unwilling private detective.
Andrew is a freelance journalist who has written for The Guardian, DJ magazine, the Mail on Sunday, Scotland on Sunday, The Observer, Muzik magazine, and FHM, among others.
Information on my first novel, plus a free first chapter to read
All Fur Coat
And here’s information on the second one…