Andrew Laurence has been an actor, barrister, puppeteer, PR man and most recently a novelist. He worked with Playboard Puppets during the 1980s on the national tour of Button Moon before embarking on a career in public relations. He is currently Vice Chairman of Hill + Knowlton Strategies, one of the world’s leading public relations agencies. Andrew is a graduate of Reading University, The Inns of Court School of Law, The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and has an MA in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is currently working on his second novel. His first, George Valentine’s Retirement Plan was published in 2014 by Strathmere Press and received a Gold Award in the 2016 eLit Book Awards.