Simon Higgins is a former police officer, prosecutor and private investigator. A long-term martial arts student and history buff, his international publishing career spans 25 years, 15 novels, and several foreign language editions. His resume includes 2 bestsellers, 2 Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book Awards, short-listings for Ned Kelly Crime Fiction and Aurealis Fantasy Awards, and a Fellowship of Australian Writers Award.
Simon holds a black belt in Iaido and came 5th in the traditional sword art's world titles in Kyoto, Japan, in 2008. He's authored short stories, visual novels, plays and screenplays for internationally-awarded films and animated TV shows. Simon has appeared at writers' festivals and taught creative writing and intercultural empathy in schools and universities globally. He now lives in southern China, lecturing tertiary students and writing for TV.