Simon Shugar was born and raised just outside of Oxford, England. He now lives with his wife, child and beloved dog Jasper, in North Carolina, United States. His influences growing up were stories from the likes of Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson & Patrick Rothfuss. Simon originally studied game design, due to a love of all things world building, at the University of Wolverhampton but then went into software engineering to build a career. With a switch from a dream to practicality did his creativity take on a new spark, that of writing. Only many years later with a bit of free time and butt placed firmly in a chair did words start to manifest on paper.
- The Farseer Series by Robin Hobb
- The King Killer Chronicles by Patrick Rothuss
- The Licanius Trilogy by James Islington
- The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson
- Age of the Five by Trudi Canavan