Andrew Holds an MA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Auckland (UOA) and is the publishing manager at Castle Publishing where he has assisted many New Zealand Christians in the publishing of their books. Born and raised in Auckland, but now lives in Northland with his wife Ana. He has been actively involved in art, music, design, photography, video, poetry, prose and publishing for over 25 years.
Andrew carries out his solo creative work under the moniker Safe Little World and is now working on a series of publications incorporating his visual art and writing, exploring various themes through a (theo)poetic lens and incorporating threads of his interest in the contemplative life. The first of these Safe Little World Monographs, Islands, was published in 2019 by his Shadow Press imprint, with at least two more to follow in 2020. He will use his time at Vaughan Park to further his work on this series.
He blogs about the contemplative life at sacramentofbreathing.wordpress.com, some of his visual work can be found at www.safelittleworld.com and his publishing imprint at www.shadowpress.co.nz.