Short bio:
N J Simmonds is the author of fantasy trilogy The Path Keeper, Son of Secrets, and Children of Shadows (shortlisted for the 2022 RNA Fantasy Award). She also writes for children and is one half of paranormal romance author duo, Caedis Knight. Her stories are gritty and unflinching, full of complex women and page-turning suspense (and sometimes a little magic). When Natali’s not writing, she’s the Head of Community and Editorial Commissions at Jericho Writers, and lectures for Raindance Film School (among others). Originally from London, she now splits her time between Spain and the Netherlands where she can be found drawing, reading in her hammock, or complaining about cycling in the rain.

Long bio:
N J Simmonds began her career in glossy magazines, then went on to manage marketing campaigns for big brands before going freelance. In 2015 she co-founded online magazine The Glass House Girls and has since contributed to various online and print publications. She was shortlisted for the 2022 RNA Fantasy Award for the last book of her trilogy The Path Keeper, Son of Secrets, and Children of Shadows. She also writes for children and is one half of paranormal romance author duo, Caedis Knight. Her stories are gritty and unflinching, full of complex women and page-turning suspense (and sometimes a little magic). When Natali’s not writing, she’s the Head of Community and Editorial Commissions at Jericho Writers, and lectures for Raindance Film School, universities, schools and online. Originally from London, she now splits her time between Spain and the Netherlands where she can be found drawing, reading in her hammock, or complaining about cycling in the rain.

N J Simmonds is available for speaking engagements, interviews, writing workshops/retreats and appearances.

Books & Manga

THE INDIGO CHRONICLES

N J Simmonds’ debut The Path Keeper was first published by Accent Press in the UK (2017) before rights were moved to US publisher BHC Press who relaunched the series worldwide in May 2019. The sequel Son of Secrets was released in May 2020, and the final book in the series, Children of Shadows July 2021. Children of Shadows was shortlisted for an RNA Fantasy award in 2022.

For more information on the series, BHC Press and worldwide distributors click here

ARC and sample requests:
Click here or email BHC Press – books@bhcpress.com

Contact info (and Film rights):
njsimmonds.writer@gmail.com

Foreign rights:
CRISTINA GALIMBERTI -123 Media Ltd
m: +44 796 714 8509         cristina@123media.co.uk

MANGA

N J Simmonds’ debut Manga story OUT OF THE DARKNESS first released in the June 2020 edition of Big Bang! Manga – the #1 English language manga magazine. The gritty urban series runs over twelve chapters and is set in inner city London.

For more information on the series and other Big Bang! Manga titles click here.

Sample requests:
Email Big Bang! Manga here

CAEDIS KNIGHT

N J Simmonds, along with fantasy author Jacqueline Silvester, writes paranormal romance under the pen name Caedis Knight. BLOOD WEB CHRONICLES is their first independently published series, launched Oct 2020. Described as ‘addictive, sexy and wickedly funny’ it’s a cross between True Blood and Veronica Mars, comprising six books and three novellas.

Sample and press requests:
caedisknight@gmail.com
caedisknight.com