I was born in Nigeria and was raised in a number of countries before settling in Britain. Like my brothers I have always been interested in writing and started on my first novel once I had finished my degree and started working in the civil service. After two years of working in London I decided that I was better suited to a more academic career and returned to university to do a research degree. Once that was over I became a teacher. It was a great job. I have worked alongside some fine colleagues and great students. I would truly recommend teaching as a profession since the rewards are so diverse and real.
After I secured my first book deal I continued teaching full-time for as long as possible, before I was forced to scale back on my hours to focus on the writing. Finally, at the start of 2005, I realised that I could not teach well while devoting so much time to writing and reluctantly decided to give up on teaching until I had more time to devote to it.
At the moment I am committed to writing one book a year in the EAGLE series as well as one book for other projects.
For now, I live in Norfolk with my wife, Carolyn, who runs her own copywriting business, and two sons.
Simon’s agent is Meg Davis
Meg Davis – firstname.lastname@example.org – 020 3214 8287 020 3214 8287
Ki Agency Ltd
48-56 Bayham Place, London NW1 0EU
Simon’s adult novel publishers
Headline Books Ltd
338 Euston Road
Tel: 0207 863 6000
Simon’s young adult novel publishers
0207 010 3000