Simon Rose (author)

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Simon Rose (born February 23, 1961 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England) is a Canadian author of science fiction and fantasy novels for children and young adults. He currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.[1]


Simon Rose's first novel for young readers, The Alchemist's Portrait, published in 2003, was nominated for the Golden Eagle Award.[2] The Sorcerer's Letterbox, published in 2004, was also nominated for the Golden Eagle Award, along with the Silver Birch Award (Ontario Library Association) and Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards).[3] His other novels are The Clone Conspiracy (2005), The Emerald Curse (2006), The Heretic's Tomb (2007), The Doomsday Mask (2009) and The Time Camera ( 2011). He is also a contributing author to The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction, Volume One, (2007), has written several books for younger readers with educational publishers, and his articles have appeared in newsletters, magazines and online publications.[4]

Simon has served as a juror for numerous literary awards, conducts a wide variety of workshops for both children and adults, including school visits, and author in residence programs. He is an instructor with the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University, works with writers as an editor and coach and offers copywriting services for businesses for websites, blogs and social media.


  1. ^ "Simon Rose". Tradewind Books. Retrieved 26 March 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Golden_Eagle_Award_Finalist". Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Golden_Eagle_Award_2004". Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Author bio". Author's official website. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 

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