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Simon Rose (author)

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Simon Rose (born 1961) is a Canadian author of books for children and young adults, best known for his science fiction and fantasy novels.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Rose, who was born February 23, 1961 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England), immigrated to Canada in 1990.[2][3] He currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.[4]

Rose is a teacher of writing workshops.[3] He teaches creative writing classes at Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary.[5]

Writing[edit | edit source]

Simon Rose's first novel for young readers, The Alchemist's Portrait,[6] published in 2003, was nominated for the Golden Eagle Award.[7] The Sorcerer's Letterbox,[8] 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).[9][10] His other novels are The Clone Conspiracy (2005),[11][12] The Emerald Curse (2006),[13][14][15] The Heretic's Tomb (2007),[16] The Doomsday Mask (2009),[17] The Time Camera (2011),[18] The Sphere of Septimus (2014),[19] Flashback (2015), and Future Imperfect (2016). He is also a contributing author to The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction, Volume One, (2007).[citation needed]

The three-volume series, Shadowzone, Into the Web and Black Dawn was published in 2017.[5]

Rose has also written about 100 non-fiction books for educational publishers such as Weigl and Compass Point Books.[20]

Rose has said that "I write for the boy I was at eight or nine and tend to lean toward subjects that interested me then -- science fiction, time travel, ancient mysteries, the unexplained, fantasy, history and comic books."[21] He is known as a "prolific" author of books of "science fiction, fantasy, ancient mysteries and anything mysterious and unexplained" for children.[22]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Seigel, Rachel (Summer 2012). "Boldly going to New Worlds: Canadian speculative fiction on the rise". Canadian Children's Book News. 35 (3): 10. ISSN 1705-7809.
  2. "Kids author visits town". Burlington Post. 27 October 2006. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Williams, Kristin (17 May 2017). "Writing workshop offered at Three Hills Library". The Capital. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  4. "Simon Rose". Tradewind Books. Archived from the original on March 6, 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Volmers, Eric (18 November 2017). "Calgary Author Taps Into His Darker Side; Shadowzone trilogy a dystopian science-fiction tale with young heroes, tyrannical forces, parallel universes and environmental disaster (profile)". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  6. Holubitsky, Kathy (22 February 2004). "Time travel, fantasy and kitchen wisdom (book review)". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  7. "Golden_Eagle_Award_Finalist". goldeneagleaward.com. Archived from the original on March 2, 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  8. Fedina, Chase (9 January 2005). "Captivating stories of magical fantasy and gritty reality (book review)". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  9. "Golden_Eagle_Award_2004". goldeneagleaward.com. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  10. "Calgary writer shortlisted for Silver Birch". Calgary Herald. 9 October 2004. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  11. Partridge, Jennifer (25 August 2005). "Rose's thrillers stand out among clones (book review)". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  12. Alpert, Mara (July 2006). "Review: The Clone Conspiracy (Book)". School Library Journal. 52 (7): 111–112. ISSN 0362-8930. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  13. Larking, Kate (24 December 2006). "Calgary writer pens fast-paced thriller (book review)". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  14. Abbott, Alana (January 2007). "Book Review: The Emerald Curse". School Library Journal. 53 (1): 107–108. ISSN 0362-8930. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  15. Winslow, Betty (October 2007). "Danger and Deception". Teacher Librarian. 35 (1): 35. ISSN 1481-1782.
  16. Fieber, Pamela (23 December 2007). "Fast-paced intrigue enlivens dark tale; Novel travels to the past and back (book review)". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  17. "Rose, Simon: The Doomsday Mask". Library Media Connection. 28 (5): 69. March–April 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2018.CS1 maint: Date format (link)
  18. Kirkpatrick, Moira (February 2012). "The Time Camera (Book review)". Resource Links. 17 (3): 9. ISSN 1201-7647.
  19. Harrison-Lim, Meredith (4 September 2015). "The Sphere of Septimus. Review". CM: Canadian Review of Materials. The Manitoba Library Association. XXII (1). ISSN 1201-9364. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  20. "Author: Rose, Simon "Non-fiction"". WorldCat. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  21. Good, Joanne (7 December 2003). "Tough guys are reading remedy: Male mentors who read to boys spark new interest". The Province. CanWest News. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  22. "Doing More with Words". Salmon Arm Observer. Torstar Media Group. 18 May 2005. Retrieved 24 December 2018.

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