hatched out of his shell on the 3rd of March 1964. He doesn’t know the exact time because he wasn’t wearing a watch. But he does know that he cried a lot. Well, who wouldn’t?
He started off life in a bungalow in Saltdean on the South Coast with his mum, dad and a beautiful labrador called Buster. Then he grew up a bit, learnt how to walk and suddenly he wasn’t a baby any more.
School and university
London, 05.07.1977by A.W.
Andrew Weale was not that type of kid that liked going to school. On the contrary: He wishes he could unlearn what he learned in school. After four schools and studying Latin and Geek in Oxford, he realized that the learned knowledge wasn’t of any use. Eventually he started to occupy his mind with the things he was actually interested in – like singing and dancing.
Passion of writing
London, 20.10.1992 by A.W
Since Andrew wasn’t interested in using any of the learned knowledge, he went on with his own theater company. He always wanted to be an actor and finally realized his inner passion. Although later a clairvoyante told him he was a writer – complete insane. Unexpectedly he started finding out to like writing more and more. And then started writing books for children.
London, 18.01.2005 by A.W.
The first thing Andrew wrote was the “The Oscar Song” and he surprised himself because it came out in perfect rhyme. He found more and more that he liked writing for children. His first chidren’s book was called “The Do Not Open This Book” which was rejected quite unfairly by every agent in Christendom. When he got back from Germany he enrolled on a children’s writing course at the City Lit in London, and within about two years he had his first contract with Hodder for One New In A Suit. He wrote some other books like “The Spooky Spooky House”, “A Quiet Day in the Jungle”, “Dinosaur Doo” and “Nora: The Girl Who Ate and Ate and Ate”.