Bubble hasn’t burst for author Andrew

Sunderland author Andrew Powell with copies of his second book "The Bubble" and Esme Fletcher who designed the book cover featuring her photograph taken in Backhouse Park.

Sunderland author Andrew Powell with copies of his second book "The Bubble" and Esme Fletcher who designed the book cover featuring her photograph taken in Backhouse Park.

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AUTHOR Andrew Powell has unleashed his latest creation on the Sunderland public.

Wearsider Andrew, 26, arrived at Waterstones in the Bridges to sign copies of his latest new thriller, The Bubble.

His debut novel, The Ark, received massive critical acclaim, and he finished his highly anticipated follow-up only three months later.

Andrew said: “I started immediately after The Ark was published and it only took around three months to write, which is unusual considering it is twice as long.”

His latest work takes a slightly different approach: “The Bubble is more complex. It is more of a thriller with lots of twists and turns, but it is still really gruesome in parts.”

Andrew, who is from Millfield originally but now lives in Farringdon, said he tried not to base any of his characters on people he knows in the city.

He added: “I do put a bit of my own ethics and beliefs into my work and maybe subconsciously some of the characters reflect friends and family a little bit, but there’s nothing from Sunderland geographically in there.”

Andrew is now hoping The Bubble will capture people’s imaginations.

Michael Molden from Cauliay publishing said: “With a second novel the pressure is always on the writer to do something different and push the boundaries even further. Andrew has not disappointed and I am pleased to be able to present his readers with a second great read.”

Andrew got the chance to meet some of his fans when he visited the city centre bookshop at the weekend. He was joined by Esme Fletcher, a young photographer who designed the novel’s front cover, featuring a photograph she took in Backhouse Park.