Andrew Mackay


Some authors dare not cross the line. International Best-selling author Andrew Mackay makes it his starting point.

A novelist, screenwriter and former teacher, Mackay is the creator of groundbreaking satire series ‘In Their Shoes’; the hilarious and often shocking journey of fictional newbie journalist Joy Attwood. The first two books in the series are best sellers in Amazon’s “satire” category (UK and US).

Self-proclaimed "Antisocial Justice Warrior" Mackay is the founder of Chrome Valley Books - “The Home of Dangerous Fiction”. Never knowingly inoffensive, his works often contain a ruthless and shocking commentary on society, delving into the darker and disturbing machinations of modern life, but always with a sense of humanity and wit.

His influences include John Cleese, Tom Sharpe, Kurt Vonnegut, James Patterson, Hunter S Thompson, Douglas Adams, Imogen Edwards-Jones, Michael Frayn, Chris Morris, Jerry Sadowitz, Christopher Hitchins, Bill Maher, George Carlin, Milo Yiannopoulos and Larry Cohen.

One of the UK's most dedicated provocateurs and contrarians, his obsessions include (and are essentially limited to) unhealthy amounts of: smoking, drugs, alcohol, caffeine, sex, arguing, fighting, vandalism, daydreaming and writing about himself in the third person.

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Jeffrey Bardwell
An intriguing premise and a lovely cover!

J. R. Kruze
A fascinating story concept, with frequent shifts that leave you riveted to find out how the story develops and resolves.

Caleb Wachter
I find this cover, and the product description, reminds me of a beloved childhood film, The Cat From Outer Space. Very effective and evocative cover image.

James Erith
This hugely talented author, now tuning in to sci-fi and cats. What's not to savour? I, for one, am purring in anticipation!

Ginger Booth
What a fun concept! Cats in space. :)

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Pure Dark: To Kill A Predator

The short horror story from the PURE DARK short horror series. A decoy house is set up to catch online predators... with a twist that will leave you shaken and disturbed!


In Their Shoes - The Actor (Book 2)

Well-known character actor Pat Cake has made quite a name for himself in British crime cinemas. After all he has accomplished, landing the pivotal role in the new sequel, Jesus Christ Social Media Star, in London’s West End was just another feather in his cap. For journalist Joy Attwood this new assignment is raising the stakes. Despite the circumstances that left a teacher without her occupation, there is nothing in the world that could stop her from behaving like a professional this time. But with everything from a cab door to the stage beams working against her, Joy discovers that sometimes the bright lights of the big stage and film set aren’t quite as gleaming as you might think...


In Their Shoes - The Model (Book 3)

Well-known Russian Supermodel, Oksana Volkov, scratched and clawed her way to the top of London’s most notable fashion runways. Highly sought-after and ruthless, the Russian diva is under no illusion that her career is threatened by far younger models emerging onto the scene. Armed with a brash disposition and a bitter resolve to end her career on a strong note, Oksana readies herself to face the crowds of the hottest fashion event in London – The Synapse/Vladychestvo Fashion Show - and kill the runway one last time. With all eyes watching the splendour of the fashion world, journalist Joy Attwood discovers that some things are not always what they seem. All runway lights cast shadows. Just how far will she go to discover the truth beyond the catwalk... ?


In Their Shoes - The Artist (Book 4)

First, they smashed the art scene. Now they’ll smash the system. Artist Jake Priestley has made quite a name for himself at a young age. Claiming the coveted Soul Flame Grand Prize of seven million euros had been more of a stroke of dumb luck than intentional tenacity. But that was nothing compared to the immense art event being held in Paris. As Jake and his team, The Chemical Collective, gear up for the big day ahead of them, there is nothing that will stop him from taking home the Grand Prize… Journalist Joy Attwood discovers that following an artist is far from the easy day she had wanted. The fate of a major European landmark is at stake, and the only way home may be in a body bag...


In Their Shoes - The Dealer (Book 6)

"How can one author be blessed with such an abundance of brilliance?!" "[Author Andrew Mackay] has got to be the most prolific and brilliant writer in the UK at the moment, and he is killing it." It All Comes Down to This “Joy Attwood, successful and fearless journalist? Call me D-REZ. You’re going to spend the day in my shoes… If you: F**k up a task Ask any questions Go to the police Take the easy way out Tell anyone about me, or Try to run… … they will die.”


In Their Shoes: The Trilogy (The Teacher, The Actor & The Model)

It's the best-selling British satire series! Meet newbie journalist Joy Attwood. She’s fresh-faced, eagle-eyed, bushy-tailed… and totally out of her depth! Tag along with Attwood as she spends the day with a different professional to find out what their lives are really like. The Teacher (Book I) – Cheating, lying, cutting class… and that’s just the staff! Joy follows a high school teacher for the day with shocking results! The Actor (Book II) - Social media gets the better of Joy as she follows British actor Pat Cake around London for the day. The Model (Book III) - Russian supermodel Oksana Volkov will land Attwood right in the sh*t as the money, drugs and dead bodies begin to pile up... All titles available on Kindle Unlimited - only at


In Their Shoes - The Teacher (Book 1)

Amazon #1 (Free) Best Seller in 'Satire'! Why are teachers leaving the profession, skipping work with stress or dying less than a year after retirement? Rachel was one of the high school’s best teachers and got on well with everyone. The kids got good grades and everyone liked her. Recently she had become increasingly ambivalent toward the profession and felt she was going nowhere. Then fresh-faced and eager journalist Joy Attwood spent the day with her to discover what being a high school teacher was really like. Rachel revealed all her clever tricks of the trade - from managing unruly behaviour, to cutting corners when marking work - for the sake of the book. Unbeknownst to Joy, however, was that she had chosen one of the worst days of this teacher's professional life...


In Their Shoes: One Size Fits All

The prequel to the Amazon best-selling satire series "In Their Shoes" (British satire / fiction). Journalist Joy Attwood meet her cowriter Andrew Mackay in this hilarious look at how the series began. FREE when you sign up to the Chrome Valley Books subscriber list!



Star Cat: Origins

Young Jamie Anderson’s world is turned upside down by tragedy. But a new character is about to enter his life and change it forever. A little cat named Jelly. USARIC are preparing a mission that will change history. And perhaps even the future. There’s a contest coming … to find the first cat in space. Wonder, beauty, and something fantastic are about to enter Jamie’s life. Star Cat: Origins is the prequel to the groundbreaking sci-fi series. It all started here…