My Books

“He writes like a dark demented angel.”
— Ken Bruen, author of PRIEST

“Simon Wood packs his books with suspense, surprises & superb storytellying .”
— Ed Gorman, author of SLEEPING DOGS

“Simon Wood offers a literary roller coaster ride that thrills and terrifies on every page.”
— Sean Chercover, author of TRIGGER CITY

“Simon Wood is the 'Gary Oldman' of mystery fiction .”
—Tony Broadbent, author of THE SMOKE

“When Simon Wood is at the wheel, hang on for a page turner.”
—Chris Grabenstein, author of HELL HOLE

“A supremely gifted writer.”
— Jason Pinter, author of THE MARK



Welcome. You’ve been dragged off the internet and into my cyber world. I write in both the thriller and horror genres. My work tends to err on the dark side, so don’t say you weren’t warned.

I'm the Anthony Award winning author of a dozen books as well as over 150 published stories and articles. I write thrillers and mysteries, but I write horror fiction under the name of Simon Janus. My previous books include Working Stiffs, Accidents Waiting to Happen, Paying the Piper, Terminated and We All Fall Down, Asking For Trouble, and The Fall Guy as well as The Scrubs and Road Rash under the pen name Simon Janus.  My latest thrillers are Did Not Finish and the follow-up, Hot Seat. My next thriller is The One That Got Away due out in February 2015.

There are links to my stories and articles, as well as some personal details about me and where to find me. For the most up-to-date news, see my News page or join my free e–newsletter. And if you feel so inclined, you can read several of my stories, articles and interviews on the Read Me page for free. Autographed copies of my books are available from the bookstore.

You can find me on Red Room, Good Reads, Facebook, and Twitter.

Thanks for being curious. If you've come across my work in your travels, feel free to email me to let me know what you think. I really want to know, especially if you think I'm the best thing since sliced bread.

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