All About Andy Briggs
Andy’s new book is DRONE RACER – with BAME characters, encouraging STEM and a story of adventure and friendship, it’s out with Scholastic books now! Nominated for the Reading Ramage Award 2019, and selected by The Book Trust for 2019’s My Book Buzz!
His four-book series, THE INVENTORY is an action adventure series based on the worlds’ greatest gadgets. Ideal for girls and boys of all ages!
Andy is a British writer who has worked extensively in Hollywood, on films, such as Judge Dredd, Freddy vs Jason and a superhero film “Forverman” for producer Robert Evans (The Godfather) and Stan Lee (creator Spiderman, X-men and dozens of other comic books favourites) – as well as numerous projects, including Aquaman (a DC comics superhero), several TV movies and has started producing films too…
His first books, HERO.COM and VILLAIN.NET (comprise of four titles each) are published by Oxford University Press and he has recently rebooted TARZAN: THE GREYSTOKE LEGACY for a whole new generation of readers. This was followed with: TARZAN: THE JUNGLE WARRIOR and TARZAN: THE SAVAGE LANDS.
In 2016, SPYQUEST: POLYBIUS was released. This is a unique book that ties in with a computer game available in hotels around the world. It uses Augmented Reality to enhance the story experience.
Andy’s first non-fiction book was published by Lonely Planet in 2015: HOW TO BE ANINTERNATIONAL SPY.
If you’re into graphic novels, then he has written three: Ritual (a horror story), Kong: King of Skull Island and Dinocorps (an all-ages action adventure)
Andy’s School Visits
Andy delivers an energetic and interactive DRONE RACER presentation, based on his new series of books, he shows the children how he became a writer, illustrated with photos from the film work that Andy does in Hollywood. Andy’s presentation is designed to motivate and inspire the students and encourage the students to write. Andy illustrates how writing is more than books – everything on TV is written, films, songs, computer games, movies and comics. Following this background introduction Andy then discusses his books, this is followed by a loud interactive quiz in which all students take part – the children usually get very enthusiastic and rowdy! The presentation is finished with a Q&A and a book signing. This presentation last for one hour – extra time is required for questions and signings.
Andy is happy to deliver his presentation 3 times during the full day visit to different year groups. These events are aimed at 9 – 13 year olds. Andy is very comfortable working with entire year groups and often has groups of over 400 students involved in the presentations, the interactive nature of the presentation works very well for a large crowd.
Video/data projector to connect to Andy’s own laptop, this needs to be connected to the school’s sound system.
The Inventory: Iron Fist
Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy (Faber)
What lies in the depths of the jungle?
Escaping a dark secret, Robbie Canler joins an illegal logging team in the Congo jungle. Now they’re under siege from a sinister force.
When the daughter of the camp’s boss, Jane Porter, goes missing they assume bloodthirsty rebel soldiers have kidnapped her. Robbie sets out on a rescue mission – unaware he is being watched…
Are the rumours of a feral man raised by wild apes true? If so, can the mysterious untamed savage be trusted to help them?
Tarzan: The Jungle Warrior
When a baby gorilla is snatched from its family by the world’s most infamous hunter, Tarzan will stop at nothing to track him down – crossing the wild jungle and hostile African savannah to bring him to justice.
Meanwhile, Jane is trying to learn more about Tarzan’s past, and must decide whether reuniting him with his lost Greystoke family is the right thing to do. But Robbie has ideas of his own. He has formed a plan that will get rid of Tarzan for good, and keep the secrets of his own past safe.
Tarzan: The Savage Lands
A TREACHEROUS LORD: Lord Greystoke has arrived at the logger’s camp in the Congo, and will stop at nothing to find and eliminate his long-lost cousin, Tarzan.
A CRAZED QUEEN: Robbie and Jane set out through the jungle to warn Tarzan, and find themselves trapped in the sprawling ancient city of Opar, where the insane Queen La is running an illegal Coltan mine.
AN EPIC BATTLE: With a volcano threatening to explode, Tarzan, Robbie and Jane must form an unlikely alliance to save themselves. Not everyone will make it out alive . . .
Hero.com 1: Rise of the Heroes (Oxford University Press)
Surfing the net during a lightning storm has amazing consequences for a group of teenage friends. Superhero powers are theirs at the click of a mouse! Trouble is, they don’t know what the powers will be until they try them out . . . But super powers carry super responsibilities.When a weather-altering, world-conquering supervillain kidnaps their mum, they have to decide: save her . . . or save the world!
Villain.net 1: Council of Evil (Oxford University Press)
School bully Jake Hunter receives a mysterious email inviting him to join a scheme for world domination. With unlimited power and wealth at his fingertips, how can he resist? But to get it he has to become an arch-criminal, entangled in a plan that threatens the planet. And that could just be a step too far . . .
Warrior Number One (Franklin Watts – the EDGE series)
Carl is determined to become Warrior Number One in the online game ‘Barbarianz’.
He must face the Dark Lord and his five-headed dragon. But if you think that’s the
end of the story, then you’re in for a big surprise…
Dinocorps (Graphic Novel – Markosia Comics)
When Carl Vega is looking for a geode for his science project he didn’t expect to find a 65 million-year-old hidden bunker, refuge of the hibernating Dinocorps…
Escaping the mass-extinction event that wiped out their less evolved and technologically inferior cousins, the high-tech Dinocorps awaken find themselves out of their league in our modern world – and forced to live at the bottom of Carl’s garden.
Meanwhile, hidden in another extinct-proof bunker, the evil Saurons awaken. The archenemies of the Dinocorps, it was they who triggered the original extinction event in order to claim the planet as their own. The only problem is they overslept… by 65 million years! Horrified to find the planet now crawling to mammalian vermin – that would be us – the Saurons are determined to get it right and trigger another extinction event!
Now, only the Dinocorps can stop the Saurons from wreaking carnage across the country and stop the end of the world! But they can only achieve this with the help of Carl, their streetwise 14-year-old guide.
The clock is ticking. Extinction is beckoning…
Ritual (Graphic Novel – Markosia Comics)
The FBI is called in to the small town of Black Root after a series of bizarre murders baffle the Sheriff. The killer left no clues, just a series of ritualistically killed victims: burnt alive, hanged, drowned…
The agents realized the serial killer is using methods utilized in witch trials to kill his victims, and they quickly learn that things are not what they appear to be – one girl is found drowned, a never-ending flow of water pouring from her lungs, another is impossibly hung in an elevator, using the elevator cables as a noose. Something evil and supernatural has been disturbed.
Further investigation reveals the town has a dark past; founded by Dutch settlers, who fled Europe because they practiced Pow-Wow magic. They built Black Root on a supposed hub of ancient evil.
Reviews and Recommendations
“I just wanted to thank you again for such a fantastic presentation this morning – one of the best author visits we have had! Our students and staff thoroughly enjoyed themselves – you were brilliant.” Cathy Berry, Librarian, Litchan School
“Your presentation was terrific, and clearly those who were there really enjoyed it. (My daughter singled it out as one of the best events she saw this year)” Nicolette Jones (organiser of the Children Program, Oxford Literacy Festival)
“Inspiring, motivating, exciting, challenging could go on and on……………………………….. The feedback from students and staff has been amazing you have had such a positive impact here at Lathom!” Lynn Own, Lathom High School
“You were fantastic and incredibly inspirational, so much so that when I recounted some of the things you said to my two sons (11 and 9) they wanted me to immediately go and buy your book!” Ann White, Park House School
“You held your audience captive, hanging on your every word, which is a highly commendable achievement with such a large audience of boys!” Trudy Olding, Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
“Your presentation engaged and inspired the kids” Waterstones Bolton
“The talk was fantastic! Inspiring, informative and engaging. Andy changed a number of pupils views on what it is like to be an author. I think it will be hard to beat Andy’s talk.” St Edmund’s School
To Make a Booking
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