Friday, April 16, 2010
Comet Press picked up a couple of my stories for their upcoming anthology, Sick Things. And Sniplits bought the audio rights to another of two of my stories.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Five of my titles was part of the first wave of books to go on the iPad bookstore. They looked very nice on there.

Friday, April 09, 2010
I guest blogged for Comet Press about the origins and the story behind The Scrubs. I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, April 02, 2010
I've updated the website. Do check out the site. There's no pages, new books and excerpts. Enjoy. And let me know if you notice any glitches...

Thursday, April 01, 2010


Just a taste of what's to come later in the year. The book is done and everything looks good. There's a minor issue with rights which is holding up the release date, but the book should be out by the summer at the latest. I think the cover is fantastic.

Friday, March 26, 2010
Road Rash is also available as an eBook from Amazon for the Kindle and from Smashwords for other eBook readers. Just like The Scrubs, it's been nicely priced at 99 cents. I hope you'll check them out.

Thursday, March 25, 2010
The Scrubs is now available as an eBook from Amazon for the Kindle and Smashwords for other reading devices. I hope you'll check it out. It's been priced at an introductory price of 99 cents.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

READ AN EBOOK WEEK promotion starts today (running from March 7 -13). My books are 50% off and all my former Writer's Digest titles are free during the promotion. Just use coupon code RAE50 at checkout.
Just go to Smashwords.com




Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Pseudopod picked up the audio rights for Acceptable Losses, which is very nice. I'm looking forward to how this one will turn out. AL is one of my favorite short stories that I've written.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Working Stiffs picked up a nice review recently. Check it out here.

Friday, February 12, 2010
Terminated is available on preorder at Amazon.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Amazon has Paying the Piper on Sale. There's 40% off the price of the paperback and the Kindle edition. Check it out.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


This is the cover for Terminated. The book is still on schedule for a June 1st release and I'm looking forward to see what everyone thinks. It's quite a tale. :-)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I've updated my Good Reads page to include my Simon Janus titles. If you've read my books, please post your ratings and reviews. Thanks.

Monday, December 28, 2009
Working Stiffs is now available as an ebook at Barnes and Noble.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
If you're looking for something creepy this Xmas, check out my horror novella, The Scrubs. There's a 33% discount over at Horror Mall.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009
CrimeWav.com invited me to do a recording of My Father's Secret. This was the story that won me an Anthony Award and is from my book Working Stiffs. It's also the story I'm currently converting into a stage play. You're welcome to give it a listen.

Thursday, December 03, 2009
There's a couple of blogs of mine over at The Kill Zone and the Newbie's Guide.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009
If you're looking to give a book this Christmas and you're going to make it one of mine, bless your heart. If you want to get a book autographed or personalized to that special someone (even if that someone is you), go to the bookshop. Alternatively, I can mail out a bookplate. Just email me at simonwoodwrites@yahoo.com with your requests and I'll do my best to make it happen.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I’m happy to announce the release of my first audio story original. Sniplits.com bought the audio rights to TENTHS OF A SECOND and it’s now available for download—all for the price of an iTunes download. The story can be downloaded to computers, iPods and smart phones etc.


TENTHS OF A SECOND is about a struggling young racecar driver who is given the chance to get an edge on the competition - but at what cost? As many of you know, I used to race, so there's a strong personal element to the story. It’s a bit hard to categorize TENTHS OF A SECOND as it incorporates sci-fi, fantasy, mainstream and psychological elements. At the end of the day, the story is about dreams and the lengths someone will go to attain them. If there is a moral to the piece, it is that everyone searches for that silver bullet solution, even if the gun is pointed at themselves.

I’m very fond of this story. It’s personal to me and I think that comes out in the writing—or in this case, the telling. It was always a little too long to work in a magazine, but it’s a good audio book length. I hope you'll check the story out. I don’t think you'll be disappointed.

If everyone can get behind this story, this will lead to other stories getting recorded. So please show some love for TENTHS OF A SECOND and give the story a listen.

There's a Q&A box on my fan page (but you do have to be logged in to view it and comment).

Download the story here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I've been a contributor to Writer's Digest for a number of years. I've written all many of subjects from plotting to short stories. Many of the pieces I wrote are no longer available from WD back issues, so I've now made them available for download at Smashwords. I hope you'll check them out or pass on the word.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I've been a contributor to Writer's Digest for a number of years, many of the articles are no longer available from WD, so I've now made them available for download at Smashwords. I hope you'll check them out.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

My short story collection, Working Stiffs, is now available for the Kindle and from Smashwords for other E-readers. Check it out and it's new cover art.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Here's the cover to an upcoming anthology called THE DEATH PANEL which features one of my short stories. It'll be out at the end of the month. Learn more from the publisher. Looks pretty sweet to me. :-)



Monday, October 26, 2009
I’m very happy to announce that my second novella, ROAD RASH, is out under my pen name, Simon Janus. It’s featured in the 4-story anthology BUTCHER SHOP QUARTET 2.

In ROAD RASH, Straley might think he’s life is cursed, but it doesn’t compare to what lie ahead of him on life’s highway. He’s on the run with the proceeds of a botched bank robbery. It’s all he has. His crew is dead and his getaway car has also died on him. He’s on foot with the cash when he comes across a two-car pileup. There's no saving the drivers, but he can save himself and steals one of the wrecked cars. But he's has boosted the wrong car. Within an hour of driving off, he develops a rash that soon consumes his flesh. No doctor can help him--only the car’s original owner. If Straley what's his skin back, he must journey on the road to redemption that will end in the depths of Central America.

I hate to sound biased, but I love how ROAD RASH turned out. It started off as a simple short story, but it developed into something special. I’m really proud of Straley. He isn’t the same man at the end of the story that he was at the beginning. Just like THE SCRUBS, it’s another story that blends hardboiled crime and the supernatural. The story roams from the US and to Central America. There’s a personal aspect to the story involving Santeria based on an incident when I was in Guatemala a couple of years ago.

I hope you'll check out the book.

The book is available from amazon.com and is filtering into bookstores.
http://amazon.com/Butcher-Shop-Quartet-Simon-Janus/dp/0977826244

The publisher is offering $3 off for Simon Wood/Simon Janus fans. Send an e-mail to info@cuttingblock.net with “Simon Janus Discount” in the subject line. Operators are standing by take care of you.

You can read an excerpt of ROAD RASH
here. Enjoy!

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