Having left his North London ‘sink’ comprehensive at the age of fifteen with few qualifications, Simon travelled extensively before settling down to family life and ‘blagging’ a living.

A ferocious gig and festival goer, he always felt he had a story to tell and his debut novel, How to Kidnap a String Quartet, is the combination of his varied experiences of life and wild and whacky imagination.

He is currently near to completing his follow up The Good Poison Club, a thriller set in an NHS hospital.

How to Kidnap a String Quartet is out now, available on Amazon in ebook and paperback formats.

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