Simon Scarrow’s passion for writing began at an early age. After a childhood spent travelling the world he started work on his first novel after university and was able to pursue his great love of history by becoming a teacher, until he became a full-time writer in 2005.
Simon’s Roman soldier heroes Cato and Macro first stormed the book shops in 2000, and Simon continues to create one new adult Roman novel each year. His 400-year-old house in Norfolk is in an area colonised by the Romans in the first century AD, and home to the rebellious tribal leader Boudica. The inspiration for his books comes when walking his dogs around the ruins of a Roman town just outside Norwich.
Simon has many other literary projects in hand including a young adult Roman series and THE SWORD AND THE SCIMITAR, an epic tale of the Siege of Malta in the sixteenth century, as well as developing projects for television and film with his brother Alex. He will shortly be creating a further Roman army novel, bringing Cato and Macro to Britannia for new battles in this unsettled land.