Andrew McDermott (Andy) was born in Nottingham, England. He has lived with his wife, Jane, on the glorious Gold Coast of Australia for the last thirty years.
Andy published his first novel The Tiger Chase in 2002 with an American publisher. He launched the book in San Diego and followed up with a book tour of the US, including the LA China Town and Las Vegas.
From 2005 – 2007 he was the President of The Gold Coast Writers’ Association (of which he is now an honorary lifetime member). He has taught creative writing at the ACE Adult Community Colleges NSW and QLD and is active in the writing community.
In 2010, to mark the year of the tiger, he launched the revised self-published edition of The Tiger Chase as a paperback and an ebook, and donated all his royalties to the Save China’s Tigers Foundation.
In 2011 he launched his first, and last, children’s book The Last Tiger, in paperback, hardback and ebook.
2018 sees the launch of Flirting with The Moon.
2019 will see the launch of The Tiger Chase 2019 and the first book in The Quest of The New Templars series.
He is currently working on the sequel to Flirting with The Moon (and The Tiger Chase combined) and he is editing the second book in The New Templars series.