Interview with Martin Simons

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a story, set in the 1960s about a student prank in London. Sam bribed a number of truck drivers to stop their vehicles at various carefully chosen crossroads, so causing a total traffic jam and the collapse of London. Resolution comes only when military forces from the USA and USSR come to help.

In the end the two rival powers are facing each other across the River Thames.
How do you approach cover design?
With my previous books, of various kinds, all non fiction and printed on paper, I let the publisher do the cover. For my first Ebook, a novel, I imagined a cover design that related to a key moment in the story. Then I employed a professional artist to prepare the cover for me.
What do you read for pleasure?
Apart from books needed for professional purposes, I pick novels off the library shelf almost at random, but discard those that seem to be trivial..
When did you first start writing?
When I was in my teens.
Published 2015-04-30.
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Books by This Author

Cities at Sea
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 86,710. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Climate change destroyed land based civilization. All major coastal cities built gigantic, highly sophisticated rafts and moved onto the oceans. Life in the cities at sea is easy but dull. Sal, a trainee navigator on the Sydney raft, wishes to live in the sea. She moves to Shanghai to join a eugenic project which allows humans to grow gills. There is fierce opposition from the orthodox rafters.
Jenny Rat
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 97,660. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Michael, a lonely and reclusive young man, lives in an isolated house near a large Australian city. During a violent storm he stumbles across a young girl dying in the road outside his gate. Jenny has been brutally and repeatedly assaulted. He gets her to hospital and in the following months and years encourages her to rebuild her shattered life. As she recovers and develops he too, changes.