Me and The Monkey

Well there’s this talking monkey who won me in a game of Othello in a coffee shop in Amsterdam. He came back to Cornwall with me and has become a prolific reader and dabbler in magic. 

He also has past life flash backs – the most prolific of which are the Nam special forces ones. We have partially deceased girlfriends who apparently eat dead bodies. The Monkey created a sort of black hole in the spare bedroom and now we have a team of nerds investigating it and trying to stop ‘things’ coming out of it. A bunch of Oriental hit men who appear to believe he is a god attempted to steal The Monkey’s magic lolly pop sticks but he managed to blow them up in their caravan. We are off to Cambodia in search of a temple from which came a monkey faced pendant with glowing eyes. Oh, and did I mention that The Monkey likes a cigar and we regularly get very drunk on Jack Daniels… Interested? Perplexed? Worried? Come on in and join the fun. Written in the form of blog entries this is our story so far...

About the author

Meet Andy, would-be Viking, author of Me and The Monkey and lover of the bizarre. His mission - infest the world with his strange creations.

Me and The Monkey is his first novel, coming to life as an experiment in having the discipline to write something everyday during a period when he was travelling extensively for work. The story was composed on his phone and iPad during train journeys, flights, backstage at events, 2am in hotel rooms, even during stops at motorway service stations.

Andy lives on the north coast of Cornwall with his artist wife, teenage daughter, cat, two ponies, and constantly growing library. He still secretly thinks he could be a big wave surfer regardless of what reality (or The Monkey) tells him.

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Why We Like It

  • A Monkey God, Jack Daniels and sexy ghouls. What more do you need to keep you entertained?
  • I couldn't put the book down resulting in a day lost in this bizarre world! 
  • Loved the book, loved the writing style, very witty and clever plot. Can't wait for chronicles of the monkey god book 2.

Meet Andy, would-be Viking, author of Me and The Monkey and lover of the bizarre. His mission - infest the world with his strange creations.

Growing up in 1970s Birmingham, as a teenager Andy became a fan of heavy metal, fronting several metal bands over the years. A passion for martial arts, competing as a bodybuilder and playing American Football for the Birmingham Bulls took up much of his 20s.

Having worked in everything from a jewellery factory, to spraying cars, and even office work, he finally engaged his passion for art to begin a career as a designer, eventually going freelance and setting up his own business focusing on motion graphic design.

Me and The Monkey is his first novel, coming to life as an experiment in having the discipline to write something everyday during a period when he was travelling extensively for work. The story was composed on his phone and iPad during train journeys, flights, backstage at events, 2am in hotel rooms, even during stops at motorway service stations.

Andy lives on the north coast of Cornwall with his artist wife, teenage daughter, cat, two ponies, and constantly growing library. He still secretly thinks he could be a big wave surfer regardless of what reality (or The Monkey) tells him.

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