About me

I’m Darren Simpson. I put words together in careful sequences, and sometimes they end up in novels. I love using otherworldly settings and unconventional characters to explore bravery, self-discovery, and the endless quirks that make up our real lives.

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So far I’ve written Scavengers – a grubby adventure novel for readers aged 11 to 111, to be published by Usborne in March 2019.

I also provided the story for The Dust on the Moth, and a few of my odds and ends have been published in magazines or by Panspermia Press.

Why do I write?

Writing is the most fun you can have alone without a spoon and a bowl of cake mix. It allows you not only to escape from things, but also to confront them in unusual ways. Real life is great, but it can also be a confusing, occasionally daunting thing. I spend most of my time bewildered and scratching my head, and when I write I get to relax and take control – until my characters start doing their own thing, at least, but that’s all part of the fun.

If you’d like to know more, have a little nosy around my website. You can also visit me at Amazon, Goodreads and Twitter.

Thanks for popping by.