was born in Derbyshire, England. He graduated from university with a degree in history and has lived in Canada since 1990. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature of West Redding, CT. Simon offers a wide variety of presentations, workshops and author-in-residence programs for schools and libraries, covering such topics as the writing process, editing and revisions. He is a regular speaker at conferences and festivals, and has served as a juror for numerous literary prizes and awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature in 2007. Simon, his two children, and his dog and cat live in Calgary.
The Socerer’s Letterbox, The Alchemist Portrait, The Emerald Curse,The Clone Conspiracy,The Heretic’s Tomb, The Doomsday Mask
The Alchemist’s Portrait* Nominated for the Golden Eagle Award 2004* The Sorcerer’s Letterbox* Finalist for the Silver Birch Award (Ontario Readers’ Choice) 2005* Finalist for the Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Readers’ Choice) 2005* Finalist for the Golden Eagle Award 2005* Short-listed for the Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Reader’s Choice) 2005*