Featured Interview With Andrew Glennon
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Andrew Glennon was born in Liverpool, UK.
For almost 30 years he worked around the world for large multi-national companies before deciding to burn the business suit, shirt and tie. His first book, “The Loneliest Robot” was released in 2017 and is a highly original and imaginative work of fiction which challenges modern life and technology.
A proud husband and father of twins, Andrew likes music, great movies and interesting people.
Andrew dislikes robotic people, greed, margarine and rap music.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I have always enjoyed books and devoured Roald Dahl as a young reader. I never had the courage to sit down and really write until I walked away from corporate life (just last year). My core motivation is to share some positive messages to younger readers. Modern life has many ways to distract us all.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
As a younger reader I always enjoyed Roald Dahl.
My favourite authors are John Irving, Stephen King, JK Rowling. I need to read more.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
After too many years being cooked up in an office, I found myself constantly reflecting on modern life and how it distracts us from being who we really want to be. I see people getting lost in modern life – lost in technology (smart phone addiction!), lost in career (working too hard or too long), and lost in consumerism (need to work more to buy more stuff they dont need!). My story explores how modern life changes people, its like a modern day fable. My real ambition is for both young and older readers to read it. Its very relevant to our modern times. I used to think that technology connected people, but I am now feel that it is starting to separating us. We need to be human again.
There are many characters in the book who symbolise the good and bad in modern life. The book contains original illustrations from a widely acclaimed Robot artist (Matt Dixon) and I have tried to include various images in the book to bring an added dimsenion to the tale.
My friends and family all enjoyed reading the preview draft. I have yet to meet anyone who doesnt share the same concerns about modern life.
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