Simon Scarrow’s passion for writing began at an early age. After a childhood spent travelling the world, he pursued his great love of history as a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. His Roman soldier heroes Cato and Macro made their debut in 2000 in UNDER THE EAGLE, and have subsequently appeared in many bestsellers in the Eagles of the Empire series, including CENTURION, THE GLADIATOR and DAY OF THE CAESARS. The seventeenth novel in the series, THE BLOOD OF ROME, will be published in 2018, and will take Cato and Macro to the eastern border of the Roman Empire.
Simon has co-written with T. J. Andrews two other bestselling novels set in the Roman era, ARENA and INVADER.
Simon is also the author of the novels YOUNG BLOODS, THE GENERALS, FIRE AND SWORD and THE FIELDS OF DEATH, chronicling the lives of the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon Bonaparte, and of SWORD & SCIMITAR, the epic tale of the 1565 Siege of Malta, and HEARTS OF STONE, set in Greece during the Second World War.
Writing with Lee Francis, Simon has written his first contemporary thriller, PLAYING WITH DEATH.
Simon lives in Norfolk.