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Simon Paul Woodward

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Hello, I’m Simon Paul Woodward. I live just south of London (London, England that is … not one of the 10 Londons in the USA, London Kiribati or 8837-London, which is an asteroid). It’s best to be precise about these things.

Before I didn’t live on an asteroid, I was born in the Midlands then studied in the North.

My accent is a mess.

I’ve written five books;

Two novels for young adults: All The Dead Things (Deathlings Chronicles #1) ... out now. Dead Weapons ... published 26 August 2017.

One young-adult novella: Scrimshaw (Deathlings Chronicles #2).

Two collections of dark-fantasy short stories for adults ... published Dec 2017.

If you are interested in receiving ARCS for any of my projects, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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Simon Paul Woodward Million pound publishing contracts, riverside mansions, worldwide fame; just a few of things that I haven't experienced as a result of my writing.

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Million pound publishing contracts, riverside mansions, worldwide fame; just a few of things that I haven't experienced as a result of my writing.

I'm not saying these luxuries would be unwelcome, but the greatest thing is simply being able to wrestle a story into existence from an idea. To get it out of your head and onto the page. Taking that rough nugget that's appeared in your mind without warning (conjured from the unknowable Land of Inspiration), to worry at it for weeks or months, to write a draft, realise it doesn't work, agonise over it, rewrite it, rewrite it again and finally arrive a story that makes you happy, or at least satisfied.

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Simon Paul Woodward I used to swim for exercise before work. I had a routine. Get to the baths, change, lock my clothes in a locker, swim for 30 minutes (I never counted…moreI used to swim for exercise before work. I had a routine. Get to the baths, change, lock my clothes in a locker, swim for 30 minutes (I never counted lengths), out, shower, dry, change and off to the office.

One day, I emerged after my 30 minutes, showered, opened my locker, got out my towel and some clothes and started to dry myself. When I turned around my bag had disappeared from the locker: wallet, phone, iPad etc and my shirt. The changing rooms were very busy. Nobody saw them taken.

I reported everything to the police. Cancelled cards. Reorganised my life. Grumbled and griped.

The following morning the sports centre called me to say my bag had been found in another locker in a different part of the changing room.

When I collected it my belongings were all there - phone, credit cards, iPad - but my shirt was missing.

It was a nice shirt. But not that nice. So was it really a shape-changing alien that had become trapped in the shape of blue and white dog-toothed check shirt only to be released by the touch of chlorinated water?

Are there more sentient shirts out there?

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Ciaran Richards’ father was a soldier. A hero. But now he’s dead. Or is he?

Dead Weapons is a young adult, urban fantasy; a story of father figures fair and foul, broken friendships and the fleeting possibility of redemption.
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