Simon Wood's Blog (18)

Terminated Cover

This is the cover for Terminated. The book is still on schedule for a June 1st release and I'm looking forward to see what everyone thinks. It's quite a tale. :-)

Added by Simon Wood on February 13, 2010 at 1:42pm — 2 Comments

Working Stiffs (eBook edition)

My short story collection, Working Stiffs, is now available for the Kindle and from Smashwords for other E-readers. Check it out and it's new cover art.

Added by Simon Wood on December 12, 2009 at 8:11am — No Comments

All Change Please

All change please!! My next book Disgruntled has been renamed Terminated and will now be published next June instead of April.

Added by Simon Wood on September 26, 2009 at 3:03pm — No Comments


This is the German cover to Accidents Waiting to Happen which I believe has been renamed, Scorched. I think. Anyone a good German speaker. The book comes out in Germany on Jan 1, 2010.

Added by Simon Wood on September 26, 2009 at 2:54pm — 2 Comments

New Book Deal

I've been flying below the radar for a while. I've had my head down working and the result is a new book. DISGRUNTLED will be my next thriller and it will be hitting bookshelves next April.

Also, I've resurrected one of my old titles, DRAGGED INTO DARKNESS, which has been out of print since 2004. It was my first short story collection and it contains some of my favorite short stories. The book has been hard to find even secondhand, although someone is… Continue

Added by Simon Wood on July 19, 2009 at 10:49am — No Comments

TV Appearance

I was on Sacramento and Co. It's a morning show on ABC News 10. They talked to me about my books and being dyslexic. You can see the interview here. Enjoy!

The clip appears courtesy of Sacramento and Co at News 10 (ABC).

Added by Simon Wood on April 12, 2009 at 11:59am — No Comments

Achtung Baby--German Rights Sale!

German publisher, Droemer, has bought the rights to my first two novels, Accidents Waiting to Happen and Paying the Piper. This is my 1st foreign rights sale, so I'm quite pleased, especially as I'm getting paid in euros. :-)

The smaller news is that I have a story appearing in Seattle Noir, part of Akashic's city noir series.

Added by Simon Wood on August 28, 2008 at 9:37am — 2 Comments

We All Fall Down Hits Bookshelves Today!

My latest thriller, We All Fall Down, officially goes on sale today. It should be filtering its way into stores across the nation as we speak. Yay! Most of my books are based on real life and this one is no different. You can read all about the story behind the story here over at my publisher's website. You can also read an exerpt from the book… Continue

Added by Simon Wood on July 2, 2008 at 4:07pm — No Comments

I’m a Laureate Author

On April 18th, I’m being made an author laureate of San Francisco Public Library along with some of SF's other crime writers including Cornelia Read, Eddie Muller and David Corbett to name just a few.

I’m not sure what this award means, but I’m hoping I’m getting free parking within city limits for life. :-)

Added by Simon Wood on April 10, 2008 at 9:51am — No Comments

The Cover for WE ALL FALL DOWN

This is the cover for We All Fall Down which will be out July 1st...

Added by Simon Wood on February 28, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Paying the Piper Goes On Sale!

Paying the Piper went on sale today. Naturally, I'm quite excited, so I think I'll spend the rest of the day gloating in a dark corner. :-)

Added by Simon Wood on October 31, 2007 at 7:33am — No Comments

2 New Book Deals

I have a double-whammy to announce. I'm super excited to announce that Dorchester Publishing has acquired WE ALL FALL DOWN and will be released next July. An excerpt will be appearing in the back of PAYING THE PIPER when it comes out in November.

My other book deal is a little off the beaten track for me. I'm writing a humorous self-help book for Adams Media. Adams approached me after reading some of my essays and thought I was the kiddie for their project.

So I'm a busy for… Continue

Added by Simon Wood on July 18, 2007 at 3:35am — 3 Comments

A New Book And A New Identity

I'm happy to announce that Bad Moon Books will be publishing my horror novella, THE SCRUBS. It will be available in limited edition paperback and a collector's edition hardback.

THE SCRUBS takes place in a fictionalized version of the real life prison of Wormwood Scrubs in London. It's…

Added by Simon Wood on June 28, 2007 at 3:33am — No Comments

I'm A New American

I passed my citizenship exam today and completed all paperwork, so I got clearance for my citizenship. The swearing in is next month.

No more INS for me. :-)

Added by Simon Wood on June 13, 2007 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

The Cover For My Next One. :-)

I received the cover artwork for my next book, Paying the Piper, so here it is:

I would like to make one thing clear. No teddy bears were harmed in the making of this cover. I would never that. A stunt bear was used.

Added by Simon Wood on May 30, 2007 at 7:14am — 2 Comments

Called Up

I got my call-up papers for my citizenship application, after much delay. So I'm now cramming for the civics exam. June 12th I'll either be a new American or on my way back home.

Added by Simon Wood on May 10, 2007 at 3:31am — 2 Comments

Sneak Peeks

Fast on the heels of my current book is the next, Paying the Piper. It's finished and the publishing elves are now working on it to get it ready for November. But you don't have to wait until November to start reading it. Dorchester has inserted excerpts in a number of their upcoming titles. You can find them in:

The Concrete Maze by Steven Torres (August)

The Bone Man by Vicki…


Added by Simon Wood on April 25, 2007 at 9:54am — No Comments

Gone Fishin'

Ah, the air smells fresher. Colors are more vibrant. Everything is good with the world and I am happy.

The reason for my good spirits is that I completed my next book, Paying the Piper, and turned it in on deadline. Dorchester has it and they’re happy and we’re holding hands as we walk into the sunset.

I like completing a book, because I can be me again. As the deadline looms, I start to…


Added by Simon Wood on April 19, 2007 at 8:20am — No Comments

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