Simon Rose

Simon Rose - Editor

Calgary, AB, Canada

I'm the author of more than 100 novels and nonfiction books and offer coaching, editing, and ghostwriting services in all genres.

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Overview

I'm the author of more than 100 novels and nonfiction books for children and young adults and offer coaching, editing, and ghostwriting services for aspiring and established authors for all age groups and in all genres. Learn more at my website at simon-rose.com
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Young Adult

Work experience

Author and editor

Self-employed
January, 2001 – Present (about 20 years)

I'm the author of more than 100 novels and nonfiction books for children and young adults and offer coaching, editing, and ghostwriting services for aspiring and established authors for all age groups and in all genres. Learn more at my website at simon-rose.com

Portfolio (23 selected works)

Flashback

Simon Rose

A visit to the cemetery, a brush against a strange headstone, and Max's life is changed. He experiences flashbacks of a life that isn't his, from a time before he was born. Some of the memories are pleasant, some are . . . disturbing. Max also sees a boy that no-one else can. He reveals to Max twenty-year-old secrets, secrets that someone will go to deadly lengths to keep concealed. To right a... read more

A visit to the cemetery, a brush against a strange headstone, and Max's life is changed. He experiences flashbacks of a life that isn't his, from a time before he was born. Some of the memories are pleasant, some are . . . disturbing. Max also sees a boy that no-one else can. He reveals to Max twenty-year-old secrets, secrets that someone will go to deadly lengths to keep concealed. To right a... read more

Parallel Destiny

Simon Rose

Max is haunted by a girl with green eyes. He ignores the odd visions, but then he meets the girl face to face. Her name is Julia, and she and Max knew each other once, in another world…and now she needs his help.The borders between realities are thinning, and Alastair Hammond’s experiments into the existence of parallel universes are dangerous and destructive.Marooned within a bewildering seri... read more

Max is haunted by a girl with green eyes. He ignores the odd visions, but then he meets the girl face to face. Her name is Julia, and she and Max knew each other once, in another world…and now she needs his help.The borders between realities are thinning, and Alastair Hammond’s experiments into the existence of parallel universes are dangerous and destructive.Marooned within a bewildering seri... read more

Twisted Fate

Simon Rose

A tattered photograph. A lock of hair. Keepsakes of his mother have triggered strange dreams for Max, dreams of a dank prison cell and an oddly familiar teenaged girl. But it’s the disturbing vision of a train accident that convinces Max to investigate his mother’s death.During his investigation, Max discovers a connection with Julia, a classmate with dark secrets of her own. Her mother also d... read more

A tattered photograph. A lock of hair. Keepsakes of his mother have triggered strange dreams for Max, dreams of a dank prison cell and an oddly familiar teenaged girl. But it’s the disturbing vision of a train accident that convinces Max to investigate his mother’s death.During his investigation, Max discovers a connection with Julia, a classmate with dark secrets of her own. Her mother also d... read more

Black Dawn

Simon Rose

In a dark parallel world, following attacks by its most determined opponents, the Ministry has been forced 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 in a desperate attempt to save two wo... read more

In a dark parallel world, following attacks by its most determined opponents, the Ministry has been forced 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 in a desperate attempt to save two wo... read more

Into The Web

Simon Rose

On a doomed version of Earth, the sinister schemes of the Ministry are moving ever 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 un... read more

On a doomed version of Earth, the sinister schemes of the Ministry are moving ever 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 un... read more

Shadowzone

Simon Rose

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 missi... read more

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 missi... read more

Future Imperfect

Simon Rose

Andrew Mitchell was one of the leading experts in highly advanced technology in Silicon Valley, until he vanished following a car accident, which also injured his son, Alex. When a mysterious app later appears on Alex's phone, he and his friend Stephanie embark on a terrifying journey involving secret technology, corporate espionage, kidnapping, and murder in a desperate bid to save the future... read more

Andrew Mitchell was one of the leading experts in highly advanced technology in Silicon Valley, until he vanished following a car accident, which also injured his son, Alex. When a mysterious app later appears on Alex's phone, he and his friend Stephanie embark on a terrifying journey involving secret technology, corporate espionage, kidnapping, and murder in a desperate bid to save the future... read more

The Sphere of Septimus

Simon Rose

Eric isn’t happy when he has to spend the summer with his eccentric father, Septimus Trinket, in the backwater village of Middle Wogglehole, deep in the heart of rural Derbyshire. And things are not quite what they seem to be in the isolated village: mysterious happenings have plagued Middle Wogglehole for years. After they discover Septimus’s shocking secret, Eric and his friend Jessica must ... read more

Eric isn’t happy when he has to spend the summer with his eccentric father, Septimus Trinket, in the backwater village of Middle Wogglehole, deep in the heart of rural Derbyshire. And things are not quite what they seem to be in the isolated village: mysterious happenings have plagued Middle Wogglehole for years. After they discover Septimus’s shocking secret, Eric and his friend Jessica must ... read more

Time Camera

Simon Rose

The massive explosion in which Eleanor Chamberlain died at her research laboratory was seen as a tragic accident. Or was it the perfect crime? Two years later, Jake and Lydia discover a mysterious camera, capable of taking pictures of the distant past...and the future. As they uncover the shocking truth and learn secrets that people will kill to protect, Jake and Lydia are soon propelled into ... read more

The massive explosion in which Eleanor Chamberlain died at her research laboratory was seen as a tragic accident. Or was it the perfect crime? Two years later, Jake and Lydia discover a mysterious camera, capable of taking pictures of the distant past...and the future. As they uncover the shocking truth and learn secrets that people will kill to protect, Jake and Lydia are soon propelled into ... read more

The Doomsday Mask

Simon Rose

The legendary crystal ceremonial mask of Kulkaan, high priest of Atlantis, was believed to have been endowed with incredible powers. In the ancient civilization's destruction, the mask was thought to have been shattered and irretrievably lost, eventually being forgotten. Long considered to be a mere myth, the mask's crystal fragments have now been found and the mask of Kulkaan reassembled, wit... read more

The legendary crystal ceremonial mask of Kulkaan, high priest of Atlantis, was believed to have been endowed with incredible powers. In the ancient civilization's destruction, the mask was thought to have been shattered and irretrievably lost, eventually being forgotten. Long considered to be a mere myth, the mask's crystal fragments have now been found and the mask of Kulkaan reassembled, wit... read more

The Children's Writer's Guide

Simon Rose

The Children’s Writer’s Guide examines how you can get started as a writer, create time and space to pursue your craft and deal with lack of motivation and writers block. Topics covered include where ideas come from and how writers turn them into stories, choosing names for characters that are appropriate to the story, the importance of historical research if your novel is set in a different e... read more

The Children’s Writer’s Guide examines how you can get started as a writer, create time and space to pursue your craft and deal with lack of motivation and writers block. Topics covered include where ideas come from and how writers turn them into stories, choosing names for characters that are appropriate to the story, the importance of historical research if your novel is set in a different e... read more

The Heretic's Tomb

Simon Rose

While exploring a medieval archaeological site containing the ruins of an ancient abbey, Annie discovers the long-forgotten tomb of Lady Isabella Devereaux, who had been condemned to death as a heretic. When Annie picks up a mysterious amulet that she finds in the tomb, she is suddenly hurtled back to the Middle Ages, encountering sorcery, treachery, treason and the ghastly horrors of the Blac... read more

While exploring a medieval archaeological site containing the ruins of an ancient abbey, Annie discovers the long-forgotten tomb of Lady Isabella Devereaux, who had been condemned to death as a heretic. When Annie picks up a mysterious amulet that she finds in the tomb, she is suddenly hurtled back to the Middle Ages, encountering sorcery, treachery, treason and the ghastly horrors of the Blac... read more

The Clone Conspiracy

Simon Rose

Our young heroes, Emma and Luke, solve the mystery of why Emma's brother Patrick has disappeared and rescue him from the clutches of the powerful LennoxGen empire. Through their courageous sleuthing, they uncover the most insidious cloning experiment ever devised by human minds; thereby saving their own lives and bringing the evil perpetrators to justice. A book that young people won't be able... read more

Our young heroes, Emma and Luke, solve the mystery of why Emma's brother Patrick has disappeared and rescue him from the clutches of the powerful LennoxGen empire. Through their courageous sleuthing, they uncover the most insidious cloning experiment ever devised by human minds; thereby saving their own lives and bringing the evil perpetrators to justice. A book that young people won't be able... read more

The Emerald Curse

Simon Rose

Charles Kelly was the world's greatest comic book artist until he disappeared without a trace. Two years later, his grandson Sam discovers a mysterious pen in Kelly's attic studio. Sam is soon propelled into a deadly dimension, where super villains are all powerful and disturbingly real, and into a confrontation with an evil entity imprisoned inside a mystical gemstone since the dawn of time.

Charles Kelly was the world's greatest comic book artist until he disappeared without a trace. Two years later, his grandson Sam discovers a mysterious pen in Kelly's attic studio. Sam is soon propelled into a deadly dimension, where super villains are all powerful and disturbingly real, and into a confrontation with an evil entity imprisoned inside a mystical gemstone since the dawn of time.

The Sorcerer's Letterbox

Simon Rose

In a hidden drawer, located in the base of an old wooden box, Jack discovers a letter from a boy calling himself Edward. Penning a reply, Jack is astonished to be corresponding through time with Edward V, one of the famous Princes in the Tower. Traveling back in time, Jack attempts to rescue Edward and his brother from death, and is soon fighting for his life in the terrifying London of 1483.

In a hidden drawer, located in the base of an old wooden box, Jack discovers a letter from a boy calling himself Edward. Penning a reply, Jack is astonished to be corresponding through time with Edward V, one of the famous Princes in the Tower. Traveling back in time, Jack attempts to rescue Edward and his brother from death, and is soon fighting for his life in the terrifying London of 1483.

The Alchemist's Portrait

Simon Rose

On a school trip to the museum, Matthew has an eerie meeting with Peter Glimmer, who was imprisoned in his own portrait by his uncle, the villainous alchemist, Nicolaas van der Leyden. Peter Glimmer entrusts Matthew with recovering from the past the one thing that can save the world. Encountering magic, mayhem and murder, Matthew ends up in a desperate race back through time in order to save t... read more

On a school trip to the museum, Matthew has an eerie meeting with Peter Glimmer, who was imprisoned in his own portrait by his uncle, the villainous alchemist, Nicolaas van der Leyden. Peter Glimmer entrusts Matthew with recovering from the past the one thing that can save the world. Encountering magic, mayhem and murder, Matthew ends up in a desperate race back through time in order to save t... read more

The Social Media Writer's Guide

Simon Rose

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. Well-written content in a company’s written communications can make all the difference between success and failure. This book examines the creation of clear, concise, and relevant website and other online content that both att... read more

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. Well-written content in a company’s written communications can make all the difference between success and failure. This book examines the creation of clear, concise, and relevant website and other online content that both att... read more

Where Do Ideas Come From?: Spectacular story starters, study guides and classroom resources

Simon Rose

Where Do Ideas Come From? examines how The Alchemist’s Portrait, The Sorcerer’s Letterbox, The Clone Conspiracy, The Emerald Curse, The Heretic’s Tomb, The Doomsday Mask, The Time Camera, and The Sphere of Septimus can be used to create workshops and creative writing exercises. These include writing time travel stories, creating superheroes and comic books, inventing imaginary worlds and fanta... read more

Where Do Ideas Come From? examines how The Alchemist’s Portrait, The Sorcerer’s Letterbox, The Clone Conspiracy, The Emerald Curse, The Heretic’s Tomb, The Doomsday Mask, The Time Camera, and The Sphere of Septimus can be used to create workshops and creative writing exercises. These include writing time travel stories, creating superheroes and comic books, inventing imaginary worlds and fanta... read more

The Working Writer's Guide: Making a Living as a Published Author and Professional Writer

Simon Rose

The Working Writer’s Guide examines the professional life of those who have chosen to pursue writing as a career. People often believe that either that all published authors earn millions or that it’s impossible to make a living as a writer. It’s certainly possible to make a living based on your writing, but a number of different revenue streams are required. In reality, most full-time writers... read more

The Working Writer’s Guide examines the professional life of those who have chosen to pursue writing as a career. People often believe that either that all published authors earn millions or that it’s impossible to make a living as a writer. It’s certainly possible to make a living based on your writing, but a number of different revenue streams are required. In reality, most full-time writers... read more

The Time Traveler's Guide

Simon Rose

The Time Traveler’s Guide examines the writing of time travel stories and historical fiction. Books always transport us to other places, especially stories involving time travel or those set in different historical eras.The book examines the definition of time travel and historical fiction, the creation of time machines, methods and devices, selecting historical eras and settings, and creating... read more

The Time Traveler’s Guide examines the writing of time travel stories and historical fiction. Books always transport us to other places, especially stories involving time travel or those set in different historical eras.The book examines the definition of time travel and historical fiction, the creation of time machines, methods and devices, selecting historical eras and settings, and creating... read more

School & Library Visits for Authors & Illustrators

Simon Rose

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.These details are also included in The Children’s Writer’s Guide, which examines how you can get started as a writer, create time and space to pursue your craft and deal with lack of motivat... read more

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.These details are also included in The Children’s Writer’s Guide, which examines how you can get started as a writer, create time and space to pursue your craft and deal with lack of motivat... read more

Exploring the Fantasy Realm: Magic in Stories for Children and Young Adults

Simon Rose

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.

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.

The Writer's Guides Box Set

Simon Rose

These four writer's guides from Simon Rose offer invaluable tips and advice for both aspiring and established authors in all genres.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 and how writers turn them into stories, choosing names for characters, the imp... read more

These four writer's guides from Simon Rose offer invaluable tips and advice for both aspiring and established authors in all genres.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 and how writers turn them into stories, choosing names for characters, the imp... read more

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