General details

  • SympleSymon

  • London, UK

  • David B. Andrews

  • Croydon College

  • English

In short

  • I'm 23 years old, and writing is my passion (and not, as many might tell you, 'for fashion'), although a recent bout of depression has seriously hampered my self-esteem when it comes to this all important part of my life. So, if I ever sound needy or fishing for compliments, I apologise in advance, it may take some time to vanquish my demons!

    On the flipside, writing is the one constant that helps alleviate my times of depression as, no matter how dark and cruel the world around me may ever feel, I know I can always escape into the magic and wonder of my own. A gift I'm truly thankful to be blessed with, now more than ever.

    If THAT hasn't depressed you, then I sorely hope you take the time to read my main project, 'The Gauntlets'. I'll try and return all feedback as best I can, when my college course in Childcare will allow.



  • Cheese crackers. No, seriously, other than a A* creative writing piece about a modernised 'Hansel and Gretel' set in Central Park, I have.... *dum-dum-DUMMM* A published book!

    Well, self-published - but it's all good in Davetown!

    Sure, it's expensive - but that's entirely printing costs! Neither I, nor Dan Butcher (my artist at that time) get a penny from the sales. It sucks, but at least it gets my work out there.

    UPDATE!!! "Gauntlets" didn't go so well, I'm afraid - I just couldn't write more than a page before feeling the prose sounded forced, like a bad Tolkien rip-off. I may come back to it, some day, but for now it joins 'Zomboy' on the back burners...

    ...whilst I plan my new novel, with the help of my amazing girlfriend! It's a random, funny modern fantasy/fairytale with elements of Roald Dahl and Lewis Carroll. It'll be SWEET *wink-wink-say-no-more-say-no-more*


    PS: Please, please, PLEASE don't try and get me to join your poetry projects - you'll only live to regret it. You're talking to someone with the lowest poetry-marks in almost every english class he's ever taken. I just don't understand the fine workings of the stuff!

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, Graphic Novel, Horror, Humor/Satire, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story, Teen, Thriller/Suspense, Young Adult/Juvenile

    Non-Fiction: Computing & Internet, Crafts & Hobbies, Reference, True Crime

    Screenplay: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, General, Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi, Thriller

  • The Skulduggery Pleasant  books.
    The Discworld books.
  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
    The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories
  • Propped-up in bed.
  • Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Graphic Novel, Horror, Humor/Satire, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Teen, Thriller/Suspense, Young Adult/Juvenile

  • Skulduggery Pleasant
  • Terry Pratchett
    Derek Landy
    Sam Bourne
    Barry Hutchison
    Darren Shan