Simon Black is creative, expressive and intuitive. He had succeeded in looking inside himself and thus discover his true self. (He also visited the Underverse, but only came back as a writer, as all Lord Marshall titles have been already been taken) His true self is of course not without problems. This makes it possible for him to use that self-knowledge in his art, his poetry and especially his writing. Like most writers he is introverted, but that never bothered him. Like a great man once said; to be a writer is to be alone.
His past is full of exploratory experiences, most of which he is probably pretty embarrassed or ashamed about. When these come out, however, he is quick to confess to them and claim them as all part of who he is. A writer.
He has a sense of humour, oh yes. That is why he like to talk about himself in third person. Like an undercover king.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was in Primary School. My parents read many stories to me and as soon as I could read, I started reading myself. There were many story-endings that I didn't like at all. I rewrote the story with my own ending. This is how I learned to write.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Being an Indie Author is the only way in today's fast tracking world. It is exciting and it is like discovering new lands.
...then adding the farm fresh butter and whisking it into a smooth creamy consistency. Then mixing the flour in and kneading it until it is smooth and pliable. Rolling it out, knowing it will be the best pie-crust in the world.
Physcer Pies is not a recipe book...
The typewriter arrived one morning via FedEx at his door. Afterwards he sat by himself thinking: What if I knew then, what I know now? Would I still have accepted the package? In the deepest recesses of his mind, he knows what the answer is. Some things are simply irresistible to a human being. What is he to do now that his daughter is in danger because of it?
The Anything Machine and Other Stories is a book with four stories that can be described as weird science fiction and fantasy. Whatever one might call it, each story tells a human story. Human emotions. Human feelings.