About the Author

Hi there! My name is Simon Elson, and I’m a 19 year old writer living in Chorleywood, a village near London in the UK. I work full-time as a copywriter at a local marketing company.

In my A-Level exams, I achieved the best grade possible (A*) in all three of my subjects:

  • English Literature
  • History
  • Business Studies

I elected not to attend University at Oxford or Harvard, instead entering employment to give myself the time (and financial cushion) to pursue my dream of becoming a writer. 

The idea for Hades Forest was born in March, 2019. When taking a break from my studies, I wrote several poems over a short space of time. I then reviewed all of my writing, and decided that if I combined some of the ideas in the poems together, I would have a fantastic novel.

So that’s what I did!

Now, over a year down the line and with a lot of support from my girlfriend, Hades Forest has finally come to fruition.

In my free time, I enjoy:

  • Spending time with my girlfriend
  • Playing football
  • Going for runs
  • Investing in the stock market
  • Drinking down the pub with my friends!