About MeI attended the Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film and Television program, and pitched and developed several screenplay projects for film and television + read more before completing my first two novels, DEATH, THE DEVIL AND THE GOLDFISH and STILTSKIN, both published by Curiosity Quills Press. I also write under the pen name 'Jane D. Everly' for my HAVELOCK series of novels.

My foray into writing for a younger audience resulted in the HAIR IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES series of books, published by Month9Books, part of the Georgia McBride Media Group.

I also co-host a geek movie podcast, am working on several new novels, has a stunning amount of other ideas, and am currently attempting to bend time and space to allow for more hours in the day. I now live happily in the Okanagan Valley, BC with one beautiful wife, three kids, two needy dogs, and a multitude of characters that live comfortably inside of my mind.

I'm represented by Mark Gottlieb at the Trident Media Group.
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You May Know Me For:
    Literature Types
  • Chapter Books
  • Middle Grade Fiction
  • YA Fiction
  • Plays & Screenplays

Published WorksHAIR IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES (MG/YA) (Book #1 of The Hair in all the Wrong Places Series) - What has he done? What's happening to him? And what on Earth is that smell? For Colin Strauss, puberty stinks. Blackouts, hallucinations, and lapses in memory are the perils of growing up werewolf. Worse than that, Colin worries he might have had something to do with the recent attacks on the townspeople. Foolishly, all Colin can think about is how Becca Emerson finally kissed him for the first time. Yep, hormones are afoot. Yikes! But girls will have to wait. Collin better get himself under control before someone else ends up hurt or worse . . . dead.

HAIR IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES 2: THE PERILS OF GROWING UP WEREWOLF (MG/YA) (Book #2 of The Hair in all the Wrong Places Series) - Excessive shedding. A creepy floating man. A strange new teacher. It must be Monday. When a secret government organization asks for Colin's help, will he be able to control the animal inside, or will he give in to the perils of growing up werewolf?

DEATH, THE DEVIL, AND THE GOLDFISH (YA/NA/Adult) - From the Bahamas to Heathrow airport, to the rain soaked streets of London the dead have ceased dying.

This is inconvenient for a number of reasons but what’s the real reason behind the chaos?

When the Devil hatches a nefarious plot to take over the world by possessing a cute little kitty and seizing a factory of robotic Christmas elves it’s up to Nigel and his group of unlikely companions to save the world or die trying… or both.

STILTSKIN (YA/NA/Adult) - What would you do if you found an evil dwarf in your bathtub?

What would you do if you found an evil dwarf in your bathtub?

In Robert Darkly’s case you scream like a girl. And then you get taken on a journey to an entirely different world living just on the other side of our own reality; a world where fairy tales are real but not in the way we’ve come to expect them.

Speaking InformationOver the past decade, I've presented to over 200 classes on storytelling, publishing, and digital arts. My experience in professional copywriting and + read more publishing acquisitions along with an ever-growing writing career has provided me with a comprehensive knowledge of the publishing industry that I'm more than happy to share with kids, students, adults, and pretty much anyone who will listen.

Presentations range from 30 to 90 minutes. An interactive 45-60 minute Storytelling Workshop can be added to any presentation and tailored to any age group. There’s no limit on the amount of students per presentation or workshop and content can often be tailored to specific curriculum or knowledge requirements per school.

Fees are negotiable based on number of presentations, travel distance, etc. Please contact me for full details at I'm currently booking for the remainder of the 2017/2018 school year and now taking advanced bookings for the 2018/2019 school year.

Find full details about workshops and presentations here:
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    I Will Travel To:
  • Vancouver
  • Coast
  • Lower Mainland
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands
  • Thompson Okanagan
  • Northern British Columbia
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
  • Kootenay Rockies
  • The Territories
  • Canada - beyond BC
  • USA
  • International

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • High School
  • College / University / Adult

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Testimonials"Andrew's energy and ability to connect with all students was unbelievable! What an engaging + read more presentation! We've already decided to book Andrew to work with all of our grade 7s next year." - Dayna Hart, Teacher Librarian, Constable Neil Bruce Middle School, BC Show Less "In November of 2017, our school had the opportunity to have Andrew Buckley come and work with our + read more grade 9 through 11 students. Over the course of the school day, Andrew presented his “Not So Happily Ever After” workshop to four different groups of students. With each group, Andrew was engaging and energetic. He was able to provide students with insights regarding the creative process while having them be active participants in the presentation. During the writing time, students used the provided writing model to create their own fairy tales. The workshop concluded with most students presenting their original fairy tales. For the entirety of each of the four sessions, Andrew captivated the students with his sense of humour, knowledge of storytelling and his ability to make concepts relatable to them. The day involved a lot of laughter and collaboration. Our students genuinely enjoyed the presentation as well as the opportunity to work with a published writer. Keeping forty plus teenagers positively engaged is no small feat. One which Andrew made look easy. We would strongly recommend, if you can, to invite Andrew to come and work with your students." - Cherrie Wells, Summerland Secondary School

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​"Andrew is a funny, creative person who has a natural ability to relate to young readers and + read more writers. He inspired many of our learners during his visit. They loved seeing a real author and hearing about the process of creating a fictional world. Andrew was flexible, open to our ideas, and willing to tailor his workshop to the needs of our learners. We would definitely have him in again in the future." - Katie Nault, OKM Secondary School Show Less
Awards and Recognition:Awards of Honourable Mentions for 'Hair in All the Wrong Places' at:

The 2016 San + show more Francisco Book Festival
The 2016 New York Book Festival
The 2016 Hollywood Book Festival Show Less

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