Andrew Langley started writing professionally over thirty years ago to accompany his work as a photojournalist. In a wide-ranging career, that has seen him travel the world, his work has featured in national newspapers, a number of books and on television. After the onset of multiple sclerosis, Andrew now lives a more sedentary lifestyle, creating his new adventures on paper. His debut novel, Mirror on the Soul, was published in 2015.
Andrew Langley at a book signing event, Waterstones Doncaster.
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Andrew Langley is the youngest of three brothers. He spent his childhood in the North East of England before graduating with a Physics & Astrophysics Honours Degree from Leeds University.
After graduating, Andrew worked for a decade in the Nuclear Power Industry, then joined the Articulated Truck Division of Caterpillar. Turning back to education, he completed an MBA and moved into Management Consultancy (specialising in new ventures and the gambling industry) before having to quit for health reasons.
In parallel with his day job, Andrew started Langley Photographic Services back in the early 1980s to showcase his work as a photojournalist. With the advent of digital technology the business was renamed LPS Creative Media, and broadened its scope to include video and TV production. As cameraman, producer and photographer Andrew has been fortunate enough to travel all over the world, covering stories from places as diverse as Las Vegas and Monte Carlo, to tracking down elusive wildlife in the remote Scottish Highlands. Over the past 30 years Andrew's work has featured in the national press, multiple books and on TV.
In 2007 Andrew raised several thousand pounds for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust in a charity trek along the Great Wall of China. Describing it as one of the hardest things he's ever done, he left China knowing that, with his growing mobility issues, this was something that was truly once in a lifetime. The experience left him with a deep respect for ancient Chinese culture and in awe of the incredible efforts of the charity support staff.
Now forced to live a more sedentary lifestyle due to multiple sclerosis, Andrew spends his days crafting his new adventures on paper. Away from writing and photography he has an eclectic list of lifelong interests in wildlife conservation, magic, the supernatural, martial arts, blues music and electric guitar. He lives with his wife and son in Yorkshire, England.