Simon Cheshire grew up in Warwickshire. He was always the quiet kid at the back of the class, and spent a lot of time staring out of the window.
From a young age, he was a dedicated reader and would spend many hours absorbed in books, happily dreaming of faraway places, and completely ignoring his mother's cries of "Go out and get some fresh air, for heaven's sake!"
His first book appeared in 1997, and since then his books have been published in many countries around the world, and in several languages. He writes in a tiny room that used to be a walk-in cupboard, but which is now crammed with books, pieces of paper and empty chocolate bar wrappers.
His hobbies include movies, repairing old computers and wishing he had more hobbies. He lives in Warwick with his wife and children, although he spends most of his time in a world of his own.
Some things you didn't know about Simon Cheshire
* He is allergic to animal hair, dust mites and the word 'incredible'.
* His favourite food is fish. Or possibly chocolate.
* He has no dress sense whatsoever, and usually goes around looking like a mobile rubbish tip.
* His favourite activity is reading late at night, when everyone else is asleep.
* He writes on a laptop computer running Linux, using LibreOffice to write his books, Weebly to maintain his website and PacMan to waste his time.
* He hates gardening, swimming and Christmas.
* He believes in the existence of extraterrestrials.
* When he was growing up, he wanted to be either an actor or a film director.
* He has travelled in China, India and Egypt and really, really wants to go to the Moon.
Where to find Simon Cheshire online
Dominic 'Sherlock' Smith is a devoted fan of the pop group Plastic. He's so devoted to them that it clouds his judgement when it comes to his friend Emma. Then, by chance, he finds himself trapped in a lift with Plastic's lead singer Lisa Voyd...
A romantic comedy for 12+, told from a boy's point of view, from the author of many bestsellers for children including the Saxby Smart books.
The Prince And The Snowgirl
Sixteen-year-old Tom is a dead ringer for the nation's favourite Royal, Prince George, and earns a good living as a lookalike. The trouble is, he's no longer sure where he finishes and George begins. Why is Louise, the girl of his dreams, the only person unimpressed with his alter ego? And what would the real Prince George think of it all?
A romantic comedy for 12+, told from a boy's point of view
16-year-old Kevin Watts is utterly in love with the beautiful and talented Vanessa Wishart. But how can a Mr Background like him ever hope to get noticed by a Miss Dazzling Spotlight Front Row Gorgeous like her...?
"Will have you laughing so much your sides'll hurt" - Mizz
"Hilarious and totally unpredictable" - Publishing News
A romantic comedy for 12+, told from a boy's point of view.
You've Got To Read This: A Beginner's Guide to Great Writers and the History of Books
An entertaining, fact-filled introduction to literature, from cave paintings to the present day: greats like Dickens and Shakespeare; genre favourites like Tolkien and Conan Doyle. An easy-to-read guide to great authors, and topics like story structure, the history of gothic horror, even the world of comic book superheroes. A handbook for anyone who wants to find out more about literary history.
Totally Unsuitable for Children
The Galactic Coliseum, a spaceship theatre which tours the universe, has a brand new attraction. The problem is, it’s a hideous alien monster. The theatre lands on Earth, the monster attacks the local school, and an alien invasion begins...
“Reminiscent of The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. It positively bubbles with jokes” - The Independent On Sunday
They Melted His Brain!
Matthew Bland will grow up to be the greatest movie director of all time. Or so he thinks. His home-made movies are awful. However, one night he stumbles across a secret transmission which could literally change the world. Only he and his two friends can save the human race from a total brain meltdown...! Beware! This book might make you burst your lungs laughing! (Although, probably not)
The Book of the Nearly Dead
A horror story to make you laugh your head off.
Ben finds a book buried in his garden. It turns out to be a horror story. What he doesn’t know at first is: he’s IN it! And so is his sister, and his best friend. As the three of them read the book, their cozy, familiar surroundings become a nightmare of monsters, vampires, zombies and creepy-crawlies...
Pants On Fire
A hilarious tale of fame, fortune, fake celebrities and shocking lies.
Tom Bland thinks he’s the world’s greatest actor. People at his school disagree. He’s not a popular kid. When he’s mistaken for a new soap opera star, and suddenly everyone wants to be his friend, Tom finds that he can’t resist the temptation to lie... and lie... and lie...
Jeremy Brown: Spy
The totally loopy adventures of a schoolboy spy! He fights aliens! He battles Egyptian mummies! He combs his hair! Action-packed laughs for 7-12 year-olds.
This is 3 books in 1
Also available in three separate volumes as:
"Jeremy Brown Of The Secret Service"
"Jeremy Brown And The Mummy's Curse"
"Jeremy Brown On Mars"
A crazy crime-busting adventure.
Sam worries about things. A lot. But when a family crisis looms, and the clock starts ticking, Sam and his friends must go on a madcap undercover mission to recover a stolen painting from a notorious con-man.
“A hilarious story which hurtles towards a hugely enjoyable finale” - Burnley Express
Jeremy Brown on Mars
The third in a 3-book series featuring the totally loopy adventures of a schoolboy spy! Jeremy Brown and his trusty (and slightly violent) sidekick Patsy travel to Mars and battle an army of nasty, tentacle-waving aliens. Who smell of cheese.
Action-packed laughs for all ages.
“This is a hilarious, slapstick story which... both boys and girls will enjoy” - Books In Schools
Jeremy Brown and the Mummy's Curse
The second in a 3-book series featuring the totally loopy adventures of a schoolboy spy! Jeremy Brown and his trusty (and slightly violent) sidekick Patsy go to Egypt and battle mummies, mysteries and a herd of robot camels. Action-packed laughs for all ages.
“As he grapples with a gang of robo-mummies, he’ll have you in stitches” - The Times
Jeremy Brown of the Secret Service
The first of a 3-book series featuring the totally loopy adventures of a schoolboy spy! Jeremy Brown and his trusty (and slightly violent) sidekick Patsy race to find a satellite that's fallen out of orbit. Can they get to it before the bad guys? Action-packed laughs for all ages.
"Pacey and fun, this rolls along like an old spy movie... Thrills and spills throughout" - School Librarian
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