My Books





These Great Affects (coming soon!) Young Adult 

A boy and a girl are best friends until he dies in an accident. He visits her as a ghost, living life vicariously through her, laughing with her, playing with her, singing with her … and falling in love with her. Be one of the first to read and review the book when it’s completed! Click here for details.

The Man in the Box Thriller/suspsense (currently being revised for a second edition)

Here’s what readers are saying about my adventure/suspense novel, The Man in the Box available to purchase here.

“This was a heart-stopping suspense adventure like I haven’t read in a long time. The author does a great job of interfusing light humor with the intense action moments–and there are a lot of them. From battling dinosaurs to ghost-demons, I was always anxious for Robbie and wondered how he would make it out of the danger. Now that is building suspense when you’re wondering how a character could ever get out of his predicament even though you know he has to.”

-Cherese Vines, author and blogger

“Andrew Toy has created a unique and interesting story that spans several genres from mystery and adventure to fantasy … Toy’s debut novel will leave readers talking and will make them instant fans of his storytelling abilities. This will surely be a must-read for every adult that once created a world of their own when they were young, just by using their imaginations.”

-Nicole McManus, reviewer and blogger

“Expect dinosaurs and giant creepy-crawlies. And if that kind of thing scares you, then you’re like me, which means you’ll go ahead and read the book anyway, with no one to blame but yourself for all the flinching you’ll do … There was no going to bed until I’d reached the end. The suspense had me on the edge of my seat with worry about how everyone was going to get out of this, heart thumping out of control the whole time, except for that one minute where it almost stopped.”

-Danielle E. Shipley, author and blogger

“I was not disappointed—I finished it in a day. I had a hard time putting it down … There is more universality here. Robbie comes close to being an archetypal figure. He is Everyman, and his box is everyone’s “box.”’

-Ken Stewart, blogger

“Simple stories distract us. Good stories stir us. Powerful stories move us. Andrew Toy has written a story that rips the shroud covering the silent beast crouching near all of us, the life of emptiness and despair. He creates a compelling narrative truth of life as it is and as we want it; and he offers a peek at a hope for us all. I urge you: Relax in your favorite chair, pull up a footstool, and read The Man in the Box. Be prepared for the peaks and valleys of adventure, fantasy, real life, and war.”

-Sam Williamson, Founding Director,

I Am the Lion I_Am_LionMainstream

Be sure to pick up a copy of my newest book, I Am the Lion, for your Kindle here!

… it was wonderful…I Am the Lion truly left me with lessons in my heart that I didn’t expect to learn. So personal. So honest. It 100% captivated me, and I couldn’t put it down! (And it was a big football weekend too!)

Click here to read more of this review by Told By Ginger

I am the Lion is a heart-warming, heart-wrenching roller coaster ride that will have you smiling, crying and sighing in frustration but it’s all worth it. Such a rare treat to read. Perfect Holiday read and socking stuffer.

Click here to read the whole review by Creatyvebooks

What  I thought would be [a] small diversion turned out to be a delightful experience…The only downside, i don’t have more of this to read!

Click here to read the review by WaltzingWithWhims



Oskar (2015) young readers

Meet Oskar, a dachshund who lives in Germany in the year 1940. He aspires to be a Nazi like his role models, but when he meets a young Jewish girl, he learns what the Nazis’ agenda really is, and changes course.


Tomorrow’s War (TBA) fiction

Several families struggle to survive as unknown forces affect the earth’s weather from above.

56 Responses to My Books

  1. dpbowman says:

    So, this is a book, or will be a book? I’m hooked!

  2. orples says:

    Good luck getting your book(s) published.🙂

  3. They sound interesting. Good luck on your writing!

  4. Blogbiscuit says:

    hi there, thanks for following my blog geocaching cookie, and i would like to say i love these two short stories, you have a great imagination and if you dont find a publisher soon well they are blind, you need to be published, i want to know what happens next… have you ever thought of doing short stories for ibooks for the iphone or on watt pad? to get you noticed?

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  6. Jennifer K says:

    Best of luck with your book projects!

  7. cindy french says:

    really interesting subjects-however did you think them up?

    • When I have the tiniest seed of an idea, it is my job to dissect it, analyze it, and turn it every which way to see if it will bear fruit or be a dud. Believe me, I’ve spent lots of time analyzing duds and these two stories were the only survivors in a bag of seeds.

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  20. Matt Dalton says:

    I saw this blog and thought of you:

    They are asking indie / self-publishing authors to submit novels for review. I know you are keen for feedback so thought you may be interested.

    I have now finished your book and will be writing a post on my blog in the next day or two. I will let you know when it is done.

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  26. dbubble12 says:

    I’ve got to get my hands on this book! I will wait.. You have made me curious about what I can come up with after putting on some classical masterpieces. Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to taking a more thorough look at yours.

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  29. The Man in the Box has just been added on my to- read list🙂 LIke I really, really, REALLY want a copy right now hehe. I can’t wait for the extended version to be released.

    Thank you for following my blog, Books and Iced Coffee.

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  31. elleturner4 says:

    Hi Andrew, thanks for following my rather crazy 2nd blog! It’s all a little crazy but it makes me smile. Anyway, thanks again!🙂

  32. So reading these reviews I want to read this book! This seems like something my husband and I would love. Do you have a time-line for when the revised version will be available? The one for sale on amazon right now is not the revised version right? I look forward to reading!

    • Yes. DON’T get the one available on Amazon right now. The revision is almost ready to hit the printer, so probably in about three months or so. It’ll be worth the wait. Just keep checking back for updates. Or you can add it to your goodreads to-read list.

  33. Thanks for choosing to follow One Quality, the Finest. I really appreciate it.

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  35. sdneeve1 says:

    Thank you for stopping by and joining my small community. When I’ve finished with the A to Z challenge, I’ll come back and read your posts on writing. Thanks again.🙂

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  37. One author to another — hope this turns out to be a tremendous success for you. I write nonfiction, but the challenges are often the same — find the publisher and then find the readers. I look forward to hearing when the revised version is available. Cynthia

  38. wingedprisms says:

    Just finished this book – I liked it……. easy to relate to main characters……. keep up the good work.
    cate b

  39. WriterMama says:

    I’m reading your book on kindle now. I like it! Can’t wait to read more of your writings.
    Thanks for following me

  40. Hi Andrew,
    As you may already know I run a blog dedicated to books, called Books Bird .
    I am currently working on a new, weekly feature, which will include guest opinions. I am therefore hoping you might be willing to be a part of it.

    If you are happy to take part, you can email me on

    Thank you for your time. I look forward to your response.

  41. Katie Ann says:

    I read The Man in the Box and absolutely loved it! I also read I am the Lion on kindle and that book changed my life.
    I would love to purchase these in book form but I could only find them as kindle. Can I buy a non digital copy of these somewhere or is it only available for kindle?

    Thank you so much, I love your writing!

    • Thank you so much for sharing this! I Am the Lion is only available as an E-book, but The Man in the Box is available as both E-book and hard copy. But hold off on The Man in the Box because I’m working on a second edition (fixed typos, extended scenes, etc.), which will be available by early spring!

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