John was brought up in Lambeth and Penge (London) - locations he revisits in his latest book, A Game of Chess. He lives with his family in Challaborough, South Devon, England, where he grapples with his addictions to cricket, poetry, and the stunning local landscape, as well as his continuing fascination with travel, schools and teaching.
John writes surreal comic fiction for adults and young people. He also visits schools to run creative writing sessions on The Dream Factory and A Game of Chess and promote literature through the Society of Authors Reading for Pleasure award scheme.
Your writing is stunning, gorgeous, heartbreaking, thought provoking, insanely smart, lyrical, magical. And your themes are powerful and topical. You really are a fantastic writer, John, and I hope we’ll be able to work again in the future.Angela Brown
"Brilliant descriptions of characters and places enrich a twisty plot that kept me guessing right to the end. John Simes is a master story teller."James Stevenson, Author
The first of the trilogy. For sixteen-year-old Peter, things take a turn for the strange when his brilliant parents are abducted after stumbling upon a life-changing invention that a sinister agency - The Organization - is determined to steal.
The Dream Factory series has been received with considerable acclaim by readers and John Simes's Los Angeles based editor, Angela Brown.
John has put together an extensive resource site, forever growing, to accompany The Dream Factory series alongside his continuing passion for education and literature.