Simon Rose

Biography

Simon Rose is the author of The Alchemist's Portrait, The Sorcerer's Letterbox, The Clone Conspiracy, The Emerald Curse, The Heretic's Tomb, The Doomsday Mask, The Time Camera, The Sphere of Septimus, Flashback, Future Imperfect, Twisted Fate, and the Shadowzone series. He is also the author of The Children's Writer's Guide, The Time Traveler's Guide, The Working Writer's Guide, The Social Media Writer's Guide, a contributor to The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction and has written many non-fiction books with Weigl Publishers and Capstone.

Simon offers a wide variety of presentations, workshops and author in residence programs for schools, along with virtual author visits by video using Skype. He is an instructor for adults with the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University and offers a variety of in-person and online workshops for both children and adults.

Simon offers a number of services for writers, including manuscript evaluation, editing, writing workshops, and coaching. He also offers copywriting services for business, including website and social media content. Full details can be found at his website simon-rose.com. You may also visit his channel on YouTube, follow him on Twitter, or connect on Facebook.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
My first novel, The Alchemist's Portrait, was published in 2003 and I began writing on a serious basis a few years before that.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Shadowzone series involves the discovery of a grim dystopian version of Earth that’s ruled by a totalitarian dictatorship, the threat of a deadly virus, and a race against time to save the lives of millions. The three books in the series are Shadowzone, Into The Web, and Black Dawn.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Simon Rose online


Where to buy in print


Books

Black Dawn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,340. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In a dark parallel world, attacks by its most determined opponents have forced the Ministry to change its plans. Yet the ruthless Director-General is prepared to sacrifice anyone to achieve an entirely new beginning, no matter what the cost. In a deadly race against time, as events spiral out of control, Ben and Charlie must risk their lives to save two worlds from destruction.
Into The Web
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,800. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
On a doomed version of Earth, the sinister schemes of the Ministry are moving closer to completion, with dire consequences for the inhabitants of two worlds. For Ben and Charlie, an unlikely alliance, unexpected reunions, and the mysterious prophecy of the Chosen One offer a glimmer of hope, with the ever-present prospect of betrayal, as they embark on an unpredictable journey into the unknown.
Shadowzone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,110. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
While watching intense flashes of lightning during a violent storm, Ben experiences mysterious and disturbing visions of another world, one very different from his own. In the chain of events that follow, Ben encounters Charlie, a girl from a dark version of Earth, a planet doomed by the effects of environmental catastrophe, where the leaders will stop at nothing to complete their deadly mission.
The Time Traveler's Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,200. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The Time Traveler’s Guide examines the writing of time travel stories and historical fiction, including the creation of time machines, historical research, creating characters, plot issues, time travel to the future, alternate history, and parallel universes. The Time Traveler’s Guide is an excellent resource for those writing time travel or historical fiction stories for both children and adults.
Future Imperfect
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,890. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Alex and Stephanie embark on a terrifying journey in a desperate bid to save the future from the sinister Veronica Castlewood.
Where Do Ideas Come From?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,220. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Where Do Ideas Come From? examines how novels can be used to create workshops and creative writing exercises. The book provides suggestions and recommendations for teachers developing classroom projects based on the books but might also serve as inspiration for aspiring writers of all ages.
Exploring the Fantasy Realm: Magic in Stories for Children and Young Adults
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This book explores the many elements of the fantasy realm and examines the use of magic in stories for children and young adults. Topics include fairy tales, magical objects, secret languages, mysterious books, time travel, mythological creatures, and the roots of magic.
School & Library Visits for Authors & Illustrators
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching
This book examines school and library visits for children’s authors and illustrators, including organizing school tours, maximizing book sales, and creating presentations, workshops, and residency programs.
The Social Media Writer’s Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business writing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The Social Media Writer’s Guide examines the importance of engaging a professional writer to handle an organization’s website, social media, and business communications.
The Working Writer’s Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,050. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business writing
The Working Writer’s Guide examines the professional life of those who have chosen to pursue writing as a career. Most full-time writers have multiple sources of income. These include book sales, royalties, teaching, workshops, coaching, editing, public speaking, events, websites, social media, and business and technical writing.
The Children’s Writer’s Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,990. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The Children’s Writer’s Guide examines working as an author for children and young adults. Topics include getting started as a writer, dealing with writer’s block, where ideas come from, choosing names for characters, the importance of revision, writing science fiction and fantasy, the use of magic in stories for children, author visits to schools and libraries, and marketing and promotion.
Flashback
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,990. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Max investigates the unsolved murder of a teenaged boy, with the help of the boy’s ghost.

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