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A Portion of Dragon and Chips

The Robot vs Dragons Series (Adults/Teens 14+)

An insane, inspired blend of high fantasy and low humour

Imagine Discworld crossed with Game of Thrones, and you've already got a grip on this brand new fantasy series.

Book one available now, book two out Sept 30th, book three coming end of October.
Harriet Walsh 1: Peace Force

The PEACE FORCE Series (Adults/Teens 14+)

Meet Harriet Walsh of the Dismolle Peace Force

The Harriet Walsh series: hair-raising adventures with good clean fun.
They're not flat-out comedy like the Hal Spacejock novels. Instead, Harriet is a smart, capable woman who just happens to be starting a new job with no help, no resources and no experience. Light science fiction, not a techno-fest.

All three novels in this series have been published and are available in ebook and paperback.

Hal Spacejock 1: A robot named Clunk

The Hal Spacejock Series (Teens/Adults)

Hal Spacejock: one part Han Solo, one part Crocodile Dundee ... and ten parts incompetent.

Ahh, Hal Spacejock. You know everything is going to go wrong, but it's the how that surprises and delights.
Like Harriet Walsh, the novels are light science fiction. If we really did live in the future, would we stop to explain every little gadget in mind-numbing detail? Of course not!
And with Hal being such a technophobe, his explanations would be utter nonsense anyway.

Eight novels in this series have been published and are available in ebook and paperback.
Book nine will be available later in 2018.

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The Hal Junior Series (Ages 8-12)

And you thought Hal Spacejock was trouble ...

These novels were written for younger readers, but adults love them too.
Featuring cameos by various Hal Spacejock characters, the little trouble-maker Hal Junior is on a mission to dispel boredom and enjoy life to the full.
Many people have compared Hal Junior to Dennis the Menace in space ...

Three novels in this series have been published and are available in ebook and paperback.
Book four will be available later in 2018.
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How to Write a Novel

Tips and advice from a full-time novelist

Get access to all my working methods. How I write quickly, stick to my plan and get those novels finished.
Collect One-Two

Collect One-Two

A dozen short stories by Simon Haynes

Twelve short stories ranging from science fiction to fantasy via thrillers.

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My articles on writing and publishing, including

How to write a novel
How to get published
Recommended how-to books for writers

My simple recipes for busy people, including

Pad Thai
Chorizo Stew

Information on my novels and writing, including

The Hal Spacejock series (Teen/Adult)
The Hal Junior series (Readers aged 9-12)
My short fiction (Some freebies)