Simon Haynes was born in England and grew up in Spain, where he enjoyed an amazing childhood of camping, motorbikes, air rifles and paper planes. His family moved to Australia when he was 16. Simon has four Hal Spacejock novels, two Hal Junior novels and a dozen short stories in print. He divides his time between writing fiction and computer software, with frequent bike rides to blow away the cobwebs. Simon's goal is to write fifteen Hal books (Spacejock OR Junior!) before someone takes his keyboard away.