Welcome to Andy Frazier's web pages
Andy Frazier has been an author in a number of different genres for nearly a decade. Fiction, non-fiction, true-life drama, comedy, screen-play, travel guides and history have all seen books with his name on the front cover. However, it is children's stories that he likes the most, probably because he has never quite grown up!
Born into a life of farming, it took a long time and a lot of determination to get away from it, but he thinks he has just about achieved that now. Andy did quite a few things during his career, including agricultural contracting, retail sales, sheep breeding and IT before he somehow became a business analyst working in a city. Oh yes, and at one time he was an expert in grooming cows. It all made sense at the time.
One day, he had a eureka moment and upped sticks to South West France. He lived there for a while on a smallholding with his partner, some more sheep, some DIY tools and a set of golf clubs. When it all got too easy, he headed back to East Scotland where the sea is rougher and some folks even speak English. There he messes about with properties but he still writes stuff, whenever he can, some of which makes sense, but not much.
With his constantly evolving career, Andy always has a number of projects in progress, currently including a history book and a couple of screenplays. However, some recent commitments in other areas have kept a few things from completion in 2016. Hopefully his nose is now firmly back to the grindstone.
Andy is currently involved in a couple of new projects, both of which are non-fiction.
Calling Papa-Charlie is a true story about a man called John Sharp who built a plane in his bedroom in a small house in Airdree, Scotland. With a deep obsession to fly, he put his family through much heartache to achieve his dream to fly. The draft was written for National Novel Writing Month in Nov 13, and is due to be published in Spring 2017 by Austin Macauley Publishing, London.
In 2016 Andy turned his hand to script writing and is quite pleased with his first efforts, a gritty drama based around the Foot and Mouth crisis in UK in 2001. Naturally, it has some sheep in it!
Andy has been commissioned to write the History of the Aberdeen Angus. From the halcyon days in the sixties where black cattle were a sound tax-loss investment and bulls regularly made £30,000 plus, through to the low point in the eighties when they were virtually a rare breed, eventually to today, where Angus beef is the world's leading brand.
Andy has teamed up with John Wilkes, an ex-UK farmer now working as a journalist in Washington DC to write a film script. Currently under wraps, they are both quite excited about the project!
Andy is now a designated prizewinning author!
A recent entry into the Scottish Arts Club short story competition has been selected as a one of the six finalists, recieveing a signed copy of the judge, Alexander McCall Smith's latest novel. The story, entitled RALPH is about a man losing his dog and can be seen on his blog RALPH