Andrew began writing to honor the memory of his twin sister, Helen. Today, all writing and art he produces appears under the Birch Twins name. Growing up in the North West of England, Andrew was unable to find a long term fulfilling career, and worked jobs as varied as rent collector, truck driver, shoe salesman and teacher before finally finding his calling as a commissioned artist. With a college degree in computing, Andrew started writing short stories in class at university to alleviate his boredom with the real world. After producing a series of fantasy based short story adventures, Andrew wrote and independently published a crime fiction novel. He has written comedy stories, produced single page comic strips, as well as ghost stories and romantic and science fiction. During 2016, and inspired by his sister, he wrote and independently published a second novel, before returning to short flash pieces, short stories and comic strips. With influences ranging from Alan Moore, William Marston, William King and Raymond Carver, Andrew continues to produce character driven fiction of all genres in short prose and longer fiction.