Born in Hallam Hospital (now Sandwell General Hospital) in West Bromwich on 4th July 1971, Simon was educated first and Hamstead Infant and then Hamstead Junior School and subsequently to A-Level standard at Dartmouth High School in Great Barr.
He has one younger brother and no sisters. He currently has no children, is engaged and is an atheist.
His freelance writing work has included the Official Star Trek Fan Club Of The UK, Amiga Pro, Amiga User International, CD32 Gamer (work originally written for Amiga Pro and sold on by the publishers but incorrectly credited to a different author), and Micro Mart, writing the regular Amiga Addiction page before Sven Harvey took over writing Amiga Mart in Micro Mart in 1999 although he has continued to contribute to the publication on an ad-hoc basis, writing one-off features and acting as a stand-in for Sven Harvey.
Simon has also worked in marketing, for the computer software PR firm Simply Gaming PR, as the editor of the CD-ROM based magazine for the Amiga CD32 title CD Gold and is currently the site editor for the Casual Games website TunaSnax.
Simon is the joint head and founder of the non-profit making science fiction organisation Infinite Frontiers and is the primary co-organiser of the annual European TransFormers convention Auto Assembly alongside Sven Harvey and for a while was the organiser of the official supporters club for the Birmingham Bullets professional basketball team in Birmingham.
In his spare time, he is a keen computer and video game enthusiast, enjoys cooking, reading, travelling throughout the UK, and has strong passion for wildlife and is a support of the WWF.