Simon Woodington


Born and raised in the forest-rich Lower Mainland of British Columbia, his appreciation for nature's best qualities is juxtaposed by his love of English and a firm appreciation of the benefits and responsibilities of technology. An aspiring author and educator, he has dedicated his time to his studies at BYU-Idaho and the necessities of his loving family.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first wrote in high school during halloween for which I dressed up as a journalist. For weeks after I filled the small notepad with words, front and back of every single page. I've been throwing words into notebooks and screens ever since. Studying real dialogue, watching classic British drama, imitating my favorite writers and figuring out just how to state the absolute. Not as I see it; as it is.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The joy of watching a complete character in motion, surprising and second guessing you. When Aaran, Buddy or Masurani throws my best laid plans to the wind I know I'm a good place. I am a firm believer in the life of a character who may only stand for a few moments in front of your lens. Everything else is hard: Characters are awesome.
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Where to buy in print


Threads of Canor
In the post apocalyptic world of Canor, war has reduced the planet to a wasteland of radioactive metal. Several domes and off planet colonies are the last remnants of the civilization thrown back to a mid-century era of cyberpunk technology and miraculous gifts granted by one's wish.
Every One Fight
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Sector Bomb
You set the price!


Remarkable Objects - An Anthology
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 22,690. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Once again, stories from Greatshale threaten your peace of mind while exploring what it means to be human, and why the good fight is worth fighting.
Soft Hearts, Hard Memories
Series: Threads of Canor. Price: Free! Words: 70,280. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Confronted by a young unionized prostitute who asks for protection from a violent client, Aaran claws her way into an industry bent on protecting its own interests while the local government turns a blind eye. As the well deepens, a forced full body conversion cyborg pleads for assistance locating the group who stole her body.
Starlit Ruins
Price: Free! Words: 166,220. Language: British English. Published: March 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
What if Sailor Moon were sent to the war torn, magic rich Earth of Palladium's Rifts? What if a new player replaced Beryl with brutal new tactics? What if a new team of young heroes filled the gap left by the Sailor Senshi on Earth? Can a rag-tag group of magically gifted individuals protect Japan? What will it take to defeat the new, more visceral approach of the Negaforce?
Bold Curves
You set the price! Words: 64,480. Language: American English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aaran has a problem with her other self, and overcoming this individual somehow results in her becoming entrusted with the lives of many who cannot otherwise protect themselves. In a post-apocalyptic world survived by a handful of cities and off-planet colonies, Aaran is beset by constant threats against her and her closest allies. She will not be put down, however ...
Doctor Whooves: A Thief at the Gala
Price: Free! Words: 27,240. Language: American English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A mysterious crown claiming scrolls, a monster with a taste for ponies! How will Doctor Whooves and Forelock Holmes unearth the truth behind the threat? What is Vallade's real target and why is he so fascinated with Ditzy Do?
Sector Bomb
Series: Threads of Canor. You set the price! Words: 29,430. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Was it a bomb or magic? Sector 9 is levelled, hundreds dead, thousands injured and in dire need. While the Alliance of Courts decides how best to curtail costs, Representative Castlegar of Whitegraft charges ex-cop Aaran Coates and android associate Buddy Namiki to prevent another attack.
Every One Fight
Series: Threads of Canor. Price: Free! Words: 10,280. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Masurani was set to run professionally when her father dies in a terrorist attack. Between puberty and grief she pursues the martial arts only to refuse a invitation to join the government backed KnightsMage. Entrapped by a devious street fighter and forced to turn professional, Petulant promises to reveal the nature of her father's death, but can she survive this match and learn the truth?

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