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.

Where to find Carlie Simonsen online


Series

The Tiger Letters
Simone and Tiger are separated by the vastness of space, and things are going wrong and getting weird. With a mysterious package, hostile aliens, and the corporation employing their parents becoming dangerous to work for, the only thing they have is each other. Their adventures unfold in a series of letters and emails, in each short story.

Dear Tiger: I Miss You

Price: $2.99 USD.

Dear Tiger: Don't Look Back

Price: $0.99 USD.

Dear Tiger: I LIke Your Lab

Price: $0.99 USD.
Granny Finds Adventure
A teen to young adult series where the things Granny finds lead to adventure, and her grandchildren Gareth and Giselle have to figure out how to get back to their own time and place.

Granny Finds a Gas Mask

Price: $2.99 USD.
Wings

Wings

Price: $2.99 USD.

Flying with Friends

Price: $2.99 USD.

In Full Flight

Price: $2.99 USD.
Space Adventures
Space Adventures is a series of science fiction adventures set in space, or on the colonies of newly discovered worlds. Each book is a stand-alone story that can be read without needing to read other books in the series.

Army Boots & Stilettos

Price: $4.99 USD.

A Planet's Ransom

Price: $4.99 USD.
Wheelchair Adventures
Being confined to a wheelchair doesn't mean never having adventure, or always being the sidekick. This series is about kids in wheelchairs who take the lead when adventure comes their way.

Wheelchair Mermaid

Price: $2.99 USD.
Odyssey Operatives
Odyssey Operatives is a series of of stand-alone, young-adult, science-fiction adventures set in the Odyssey universe of C.M. Simpson. Each book can be read without the need to read the other books in the series

Army Boots & Stilettos

Price: $4.99 USD.
Wheelchair Romances
A series about young people finding love, while adapting to life in a wheelchair.

Legacy of Dreams

Price: $2.99 USD.

Legacy of Hope

Price: $3.99 USD.

Legacy of Hearts

Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

The Rocky Adventures Omnibus
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,650. Language: Australian English. Published: June 29, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Being a big brother isn’t easy—especially when your sister believes her Teddy is on a mission to save the world. And all because you said so. From trying to rescue his parents, to saving Christmas, to protecting his sister from rogue kitties, moon dragons and ravenous velociraptors, Rocky discovers some things never change—and that being a brother is one of them.
The Dear Tiger Omnibus
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,300. Language: Australian English. Published: May 25, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Away at boarding school, Simone misses her parents, and she misses her friend, Tiger, but they keep in touch, and it’s better than being dragged from one new world to the next. When a package arrives from her parents, Simone’s excited—but opening it changes her whole world, and only Tiger can help her… if she can reach him, which is a whole lot harder than it seems. Contains all 6 Dear Tiger books
Rocky & the Raptors
Series: Otherworld Adventures. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,070. Language: Australian English. Published: May 11, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
When Rosie’s teddybear is stolen by a bird, Rocky has to go into raptor territory to get it back, before Rosie tries to fetch it herself—and all without the raptors knowing he’s there. Just how far will he go to bring her Teddy home? Rocky and the Raptors is the sixth book in the Otherworld Adventures series, and can be found in The Rocky Adventures Collection.
Dear Tiger: Help Me Find My Sisters
Series: The Tiger Letters. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,770. Language: Australian English. Published: April 27, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Simone and Tiger are almost within touching distance, when their lives take dramatically different directions, but Simone needs Tiger’s help, and he faces a difficult choice. Does he try to join her, as she races to rescue her sisters, or can he be of more help where he is? And will this be the mission that ends with them together? Or will they be torn apart… again? Included in the Omnibus.
Dear Tiger: Let's Go A-Hunting
Series: The Tiger Letters. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,330. Language: Australian English. Published: April 13, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Several solar systems apart, Simone and Tiger must work together to rescue Marrietta before FedExplore terminates her as an experiment gone wrong. It’s a race against time, complicated by the increasing chances of an alien incursion, and Simone’s parents putting themselves in danger in Sharvin’s ruins. This time, the chances of them reuniting have never seemed so far away. Included in the Omnibus.
Dear Tiger: I LIke Your Lab
Series: The Tiger Letters. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: Australian English. Published: March 30, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Finally located in the same complex, Tiger and Simone are separated again, as Simone begins to mutate—and it isn’t pretty. Tiger says he’ll talk her through it, but will he be there when she finally emerges? There are some things no friendship can survive. Could the hunter fever be one of them? Included in the Omnibus.
Dear Tiger: Don't Look Back
Series: The Tiger Letters. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,590. Language: Australian English. Published: March 16, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Simone escaping FedExplore was only the first step. Now, Tiger has to do the same. Simone says Odyssey can help, but Tiger is already on the run. Catching up with him and getting him to safety might be harder than it looks. Can he give FedExplore the slip, or will its bounty hunters bag him first? And avoid the aliens that killed his parents? Included in the Omnibus.
Dear Tiger: I Don't Think I'm Human Anymore
Series: The Tiger Letters. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,160. Language: Australian English. Published: February 23, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Trapped in a room, and unable to hug her family, Simone knows she is changing. She just doesn’t know what she’s changing into, or how long it will take. The company doctors won’t tell her, and Tiger seems so far away. But at least he writes back, and he’s trying to help. Maybe, together, they can find a way out. Included in the Omnibus.
Granny Finds a Gas Mask
Series: Granny Finds Adventure. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,600. Language: Australian English. Published: February 17, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Helping Gran is a chore, but with her holding their mobile phones hostage, Gareth and Giselle have no choice. Unpacking boxes of books is no surprise. Unpacking the gas mask is—and so is finding themselves back in the war, in Gran’s war, because ‘some things are meant to be changed’. How on Earth, does Gran expect them to help with this? Better yet, how on Earth, can they get back home?
In Full Flight
Series: Wings. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: Australian English. Published: January 20, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Jack’s dad has a secret—a sad secret. He has never told Jack how he lost his wings. The day he does, Jack’s world changes. And, when someone from his parents’ past comes into their present, they must work out how to stop things from the past happening all over again.
A Planet's Ransom
Series: Space Adventures. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,010. Language: Australian English. Published: January 13, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Made hostages for our world, we ended up on a new planet, one we have to make our own, where every step of civilisation has to be earned, all over again. It’s meant to be a world to hide the secret of our survival—but not all the aliens believe we have a right to survive. But surviving is one thing, making a place for humans in the universe, well, that's something else.
Wheelchair Mermaid
Series: Wheelchair Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,520. Language: Australian English. Published: November 18, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
All Stacey wants is a morning on the beach—okay, and maybe to surf again, but that's never going to happen. So, when something swims under the jetty, and a speedboat full of dangerous-looking men arrives on the beach shortly after, she has to do something. Right? Wheelchair or not, right? And that’s when life really starts to get interesting…
Army Boots & Stilettos
Series: Space Adventures ยท Odyssey Operatives. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,140. Language: Australian English. Published: October 20, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Cord thought boarding school was a long way from home—until she was chosen for a traineeship with Bluebirds Mining. After that, who knew where home might be? Or how to get back to it? Or even if she could. With her mind playing tricks on her, and her best friend in the same boat, Cord is in it, but deep. Now, all she has to do is find a way out.
Legacy of Hearts
Series: Wheelchair Romances. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: Australian English. Published: June 23, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Dumped by her boyfriend, Tomas, because she ended up in a wheelchair, Stella has to rebuild her life. If she hadn’t met Ambrose in hospital, she might never have thought of playing basketball again, but he was just a friend. She never expected to see him when she got out. Can Stella afford to let him keep visiting, or will he end up being just as much of a disaster as Tomas had been?
Legacy of Hope
Series: Wheelchair Romances. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,300. Language: Australian English. Published: June 20, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Sean is finally home, but everything he hoped for is gone. As far as he can tell, his life is over. His dreams of becoming a garden designer seem done. He's no good for the school Buddy Program, and his girlfriend, Angelica, can do better. He's ready to give up, but Angelica and his little buddy Brian have other plans. They're going to get Sean to see he’s not so useless after all… if they can.
Rocky Touches Down
Series: Otherworld Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,710. Language: Australian English. Published: May 9, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When Rocky finally reaches Tallona, he crash lands. The cargo pod carrying his beloved pony Tank is dropped in, and radio communications are lost with the colony and the space ship. To make matters worse, there is a pack of velociraptors nesting right near the crash site. With help a long way away, someone has to reach the horses and set them free. With Elita's help, Rocky has to try.
Rocky Rides the Space Range
Series: Otherworld Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,860. Language: Australian English. Published: February 19, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
When Rocky’s ship stops to resupply at Tallona’s First Moon, Rocky and his classmates head down to the surface. Seeing moon dragons, ice beetles, and dangerous butterflies seems exciting, until his little sister runs away to protect the dragon eggs from raiders. Can Rocky sneak out of the base, find his sister, and bring her back without the pirates or moon base security ever finding out?
Rocky and the Great Teddybear Rescue
Series: Otherworld Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,780. Language: Australian English. Published: January 15, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Rocky wakes up from stasis, and realises he’s nearly home, but he hasn’t been awake for five minutes when things start to go wrong. His little sister’s teddybear is missing, and it’s not the only thing. A cat has gone missing from the animals’ deck. And then his sister goes missing, too. Can Rocky find her, and maybe Teddy and the cat, before the ship arrives and all three are lost forever?
Rocky and the Spacefarers' Christmas
Series: Otherworld Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: Australian English. Published: December 4, 2015 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Rocky is on a starship to another world, and it’s boring. He misses Earth. He misses his farm. He misses his pony. Worst of all, it looks like he’s going to miss Christmas, too. And then he meets Elita, an alien girl missing her own end-of-year celebration—Hajranath. The two of them get to talking, and decide that a party is just what everybody needs, but will the grown-ups agree?
Orb Wielder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,390. Language: Australian English. Published: July 17, 2015 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
When Liralee buys an orb from the Shawl Lady’s stall, she opens a path to another world, for the orb is not just a pretty glass ball that impresses her friends; it’s a symbol of power that produces magic for enchantments. And it’s wanted by two warring kingdoms and a sorcerer with plans of conquest. When strangers try to take the orb, and her friends gather to aid her, Liralee's adventure begins.
Anna and the Rock Dragons
Price: $3.99 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: $2.99 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: $2.99 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: $2.99 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: $2.99 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: $2.99 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: $2.99 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: $2.99 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: $2.99 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: $2.99 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: $2.99 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: $2.99 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 Romances, Book 1. Price: $2.99 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: I Miss You
Series: The Tiger Letters, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,680. 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, this has been the best day ever… but I lie.” Simone Michaels is in trouble, but she doesn’t know how deep. Her parents’ expedition has gone missing, and that she’s afraid she’ll go missing, too. Will she get the chance to see her mum and dad, again? Included in the Omnibus.
All Alone
Price: $2.99 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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