Andrew was born in Canowindra, New South Wales, Australia.
In 1969, his family moved to Kiama, on NSW’s south coast where he spent the rest of his childhood.
During his early teenage years, his interest in poetry and science fiction short stories and poetry impelled him to start writing.
After joining Toastmasters, he gave a speech called Through The Eyes of A Child and then realised that he had a talent for story telling. From that point, he realised he had many stories within him that needed telling and that spurred the impetus to write.