Carlie Simonsen

Biography

I am a Canberra-based author who likes writing stories for young people. My stories can be scary, funny, spooky and strange, but that’s the way I like it. I hope you don’t mind. I like dinosaurs, aliens, dragons and drawing. I would rather write about imaginary lands and places, but sometimes the real world creeps into my head and won’t go away until I put it in a story. I think the real-world stories are the scariest of all. They are definitely the hardest to write.

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Books

Anna and the Rock Dragons
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,270. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
When Anna is chosen as the Key Bearer and Door Finder for a race of exiled dragons, she soon finds herself being hunted by a nightmare from local legend, while racing against a mining magnate set to make his fortunes by turning the dragons into crystal. Will she survive long enough to find both key and and door in time to help the dragons escape, and then live to tell the tale?
Yard Boss
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: American English. Published: September 12, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Robert just wants to get on with getting on. He's at a new school and he's trying to find his feet. Allan knows he needs to put the new kid down hard, but which one? How about the big one that returns his gaze? His sidekick, Tom, doesn't think that's such a good idea, but since when did Allan listen to Tom, anyway?
Flying with Friends
Series: Wings, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Jack has been looking forward to the Christmas holidays. Not just because it was a break away from school, but because, this Christmas holidays, he was going to learn to fly. The only thing that mars his trip is the flash of blue he sees behind them on a remote dirt track. Why would someone be following them way out here? Is he seeing things?
Wings
Series: Wings, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: American English. Published: July 20, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Wings is the first book about a family of people who have wings and bird-like feet. They live as normal a life as possible, concealing their not-so-human aspects as best they can. So far they have been successful, but that’s all about to be turned upside down. Jack has wings, but he keeps them well-hidden. When a new girl comes to school and does not hide her own,what changes will she bring?
Troll-Mist Morning
Series: When Worlds Collide, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: American English. Published: June 2, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Troll-Mist Morning is the story of a teen who goes the extra mile so his mum can feel safe. Early morning starts, and standing around in the mist in the middle of winter, however, are one thing; trolls are another. When magic returns to the world and the trolls come, too, how is Daniel going to get his mum to see sense? Troll-Mist Morning is the first book in the series When Worlds Collide.
Traveler
Series: Traveler's Tales, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: American English. Published: May 26, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Traveler knows she must cross the Rubble by dusk. At dusk, the cannibals come out, and they will want payment. She doesn’t count on the gang living on the other side of the Rubble to deny her passage until evening arrives. And she doesn’t count on being the prize in a turf war between the two groups.
The Dog's Way
Series: Running with the Pack, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: American English. Published: May 26, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
The Dog’s Way is a teen paranormal urban about a boy who finds unexpected help with bullies. When Michael jumps a brick wall to escape from Jacko and his group of thugs, he didn’t need to find a pack of dogs waiting for him on the other side. Pinned down by the biggest of them, Michael counts himself lucky that the dogs are more interested in Jacko than him.
Tag Man One
Series: Air Ace Adventures, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: American English. Published: April 27, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
When Jerry sees something flash on a hill overlooking the air base where his brother works, he thinks it might be a bottle reflecting the sun. His brother takes a different view, and reports it to base security. They have not had time to investigate before the base is attacked, and Jerry must do his best to get his brother out alive. Tag Man One is the first chapter book in the Air Ace Adventures.
Spit
Series: On Patrol, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Spit is following a group of Sneakers to see how they are getting into the Border Patrol supply depots, when he is captured—but not by Sneakers. Another group, one that has snake people and lizard centaurs working within its ranks has taken him captive. The question is: Are they friend or foe? Spit has no idea, but when they come across a base under attack, he has to find out.
Rocky to the Rescue
Series: Otherworld Adventures, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: American English. Published: April 12, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When Rocky wakes up one morning, he discovers his house is deserted. With his mother, father and little sister nowhere to be found in-doors, he goes outside and discovers the animals are missing, too. When aliens arrive, Rocky realizes that something has gone horribly wrong. Stowing away in the alien skimmer, Rocky sets out on his first and most important rescue mission, ever.
Long Hair
Series: Long Hair, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
When Michael sees movie star, Ky Lin, taking down the bad guys with her long-hair karate, all Michael wants is to be able to do just that. When thieves put Ky Lin's visit to his school in danger of being cancelled, Michael must discover who is stealing money from the kids and offices at school before the head master calls the movie visit off. Can he do it, or will his long hair get in the way?
Assassin, Not
Series: The Ribbondrake Riders, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: American English. Published: March 11, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Assassin, Not is a tale of choices and sacrifice, set in a fantasy kingdom. Blade is a young man, born of a long line of assassins. Placed in training at a young age, he has no choice but to take on the trade of his father, and his grandfather before him… or does he?
Legacy of Dreams
Series: Wheelchair Adventures, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Tanya is learning to cope with losing her ability to walk, the withdrawal of her best friend, the disappearance of her boyfriend, and her ability to do the sport she loves. Faced with the chance of losing her beloved horse as well, Tanya has to come up with a plan that will somehow let her salvage something of the life she used to have, and the dreams she was making reality.
Dear Tiger
Series: Letters Across Space, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Dear Tiger is a science fiction story told in a series of letters written by Simone Michaels. Simone’s parents are exploring another planet and she’s stuck in boarding school when things go terribly wrong. Dear Tiger is the first book in the Letters Across Space series.
All Alone
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Jason must look after his little sister Emmie when they find themselves alone in a city, in another country, far from home. Did their parents survive the bomb blast, and can they find them, or will they be stuck growing up in the care of strangers and never see home again?

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