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Taplow, England
About Me:
I'm a California transplant from England . I used to be a competitive racecar driver and I am a licensed pilot. I share my world with my American wife, Julie. Our lives are dominated by a longhaired dachshund and four cats. In the last seven years, I've had over 140 stories and articles published. My stories have been included in “Best of” anthologies and I've written for Writer’s Digest and I'm an Anthony Award winner. I'm the author of Working Stiffs and Accidents Waiting to Happen, Paying the Piper and We All Fall Down. My current thriller Terminated hits bookshelves in June.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Writers: Richard Stark, James Herbert, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, David Morrell, Agatha Christie. Books: Love on a Branch Line, The Long Goodbye, Black Evening,
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
In no particular order: Movies: The Thing, Farewell My Lovely, In The Mouth of Madness, Below, Pitch Black, Bortherhood of the Wolf, Unbreakable, The Usual Suspects, Blade, Prince of Darkness, Quatermass and the Pit, Dog Soldiers, Dead End, Inherit the Wind, The Great Escape, The Ipcress File, You Only Live Twice, From Beyond, The Italian Job (1968), The Haunting (1963), The Changling. Filmmakers: Hitchcock, John Carpenter. X-Files, John Doe, Prison Break, 24, The Shield, Coupling, Teachers (UK Version), Green Wing, Dr. Who, Star Trek TNG, The Loop, The Smoking Room, Peep Show, League of Gentlemen, Nip/Tuck, Twin Peaks.

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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. :-)

Posted 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.

Posted on December 12, 2009 at 8:11am

All Change Please

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

Posted on September 26, 2009 at 3:03pm


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.

Posted 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

Posted on July 19, 2009 at 10:49am

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At 5:24am on September 25, 2008, Linda Brown said…
Hey, who wouldn't want to hold Fiona's hand? Might be safer to hold both of 'em, however.
At 9:43pm on September 15, 2008, Patricia Abbott said…
Hi Simon-A short description of a book you deem unjustly forgotten or neglected. It can be just a few sentences or more lengthy-whatever feels right to you. I'll post it on my blog the Friday after you send it. My email is
Love to have you participate if you have the time. You can see examples at
At 11:59pm on July 12, 2008, Patricia Abbott said…
Hi Simon-Wondered if you'd be willing to write about a favorite "forgotten" book for my blog project in August. You can find the last three months worth at
If it's not your thing, I understand. Thanks, Patti
At 3:37am on June 16, 2008, Elizabeth Zelvin said…
Hi Simon! Janet Rudolph just announced our At Home in Berkeley on June 23. I look forward to meeting you f2f. :) Liz
At 4:26am on May 18, 2008, Lee Weeks said…
Hi Simon
you sound really interesting. thanks for inviting me to be a friend would like to accept. am going through a manic patch right now with the second book deadline looming next month and crimefest in the UK, but please break my routine and drop me a message at will.
At 3:09pm on March 13, 2008, Daniel Hatadi said…
Thanks man!
At 5:03pm on February 28, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Maybe it's time to revisit some stories from the past.
I almost forgot to put Rex Stout on my list too.
It's probably the late hour at which I find time to get on this site!
At 4:51pm on February 28, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Congratulations on your publishing contracts!
I also enjoyed James Cain, but forgot about him until seeing your list.
At 4:31am on January 11, 2008, Bill Cameron said…
Thanks, Simon! See ya in Denver!
At 2:13am on November 15, 2007, Bill Cameron said…
Is that where you're hiding the photos? ;)

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