Simon Ludgate

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Acclaimed author Simon Ludgate has worked in the media for two decades. First as a news journalist, then a tv director and now as an author and screenwriter. Simon’s first book The Accidental Wizard was an intensely personal account of his life journey starting with the traumatising death of his mother, through ten years of documentary-making in the post-apocalyptic world of every major tsunami and earthquake around the globe starting in 2004 with the Indonesian tsunami and culminating (for the time being) in Japan in 2011. Simon’s own spiritual awakening into who we are, rather than the more traditional route of finding Jesus, ran in parallel. Separating the real experience from prolonged post traumatic stress disorder provides the spine of the narrative of his book, The Accidental Wizard.

With his second book, Gabriel’s Lyre, Simon has moved into thriller territory interwoven with controversial, dramatic themes he has been given access to in his professional life working as a documentary-maker. His prodigious appetite for information and travel has given Simon a unique insight into global issues and the human condition.
Following in his mother’s footsteps, Simon is a qualified Reiki Healer.

Based in his hometown of London, England, Simon travels extensively. He has visited California on more than twenty occasions and has visited every State in the US at least once, some many more. He is married with two children and two dogs.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing creatively when I was about 8 as I loved writing and books more than anything at school apart from the beautiful tropical fish tank in the school library. The first piece of writing which was noticed by my English teacher was an account I wrote about taking a gliding lesson. When I was a senior at school I wrote a play called The Wheel which was about reincarnation, the circular nature of life, death and jealousy All normal 16 year old subjects! I saw the power of words and thoughts when the audience saw it for the first time and several people had to leave and a lot of the younger kids started crying. Result!
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is an autobiographical account of ten years of being sent all over the world to make programmes for tv on the spate of natural disasters which occurred between 2004 and 2010. It started in Indonesia with the tsunami which killed 250,000 people and ended in japan when the tsunami was famously caught live on camera. But the disasters, although horrific and life-changing for me to witness the aftermath, provided a wake-up call for my soul which has undergone a transformation. The book, The Accidental Wizard, explains that process and describes the many weird and extraordinary things which happened. I photographed many of them as I am a big believer in empirical ie personal experience. The story describes in a very personal and painfully honest way what I learned along the way and how I reconnected with who I am - a wizard. Now if that isn't a strange process I don't know what is!
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Gabriel's Lyre
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,100. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Think Exorcist meets Alien in this metaphysical horror/thriller. Profoundly evil powers with a global reach are gathering in the deepest recesses of an eerie castle in the Scottish Highlands to threaten Gareth who is paralysed and in a wheelchair.
The Accidental Wizard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,010. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Death, Grief, Bereavement
(3.00 from 1 review)
My book The Accidental Wizard will be one of the most unusual you have ever read. It's about my (our) spiritual journey which seems to be a lot of other people's awakening journey too - once you've read it you will no longer feel alone. You will realise that the uncomfortable feelings of doubt about a pre-existing belief system has been created to trap you into not asking the right questions.

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Smashwords book reviews by Simon Ludgate

  • 1066: Apocalyptic Visions on June 21, 2011

    I am fascinated by books about this era of history - can't remember the author but Azincourt is the best book I have ever read - period.